Nginx: 24: Too Many Open Files Error And Solution

Posted on in Categories last updated May 6, 2010

I‘m getting the following error in my nginx server error log file:

2010/04/16 13:24:16 [crit] 21974#0: *3188937 open() “/usr/local/nginx/html/50x.html” failed (24: Too many open files), client: 88.x.y.z, server: example.com, request: “GET /file/images/background.jpg HTTP/1.1”, upstream: “http://10.8.4.227:81//file/images/background.jpg”, host: “example.com”

How do I fix this problem under CentOS / RHEL / Fedora Linux or UNIX like operating systems?

Nginx: Custom Error 403 Page Not Working with IP Deny Configuration

Posted on in Categories last updated April 14, 2010

I block or deny access based on the host name or IP address of the client visiting website under nginx web server. I want to display customized e403.html error page, but it doesn’t appear to be working. Nginx always displays the built-in, hardcoded “403 Forbidden” error message. Here is my configuration:

.....
  ...
 deny 1.2.3.4;
 deny 91.212.45.0/24;
 deny 91.212.65.0/24;
 .....
 ...
 error_page 403 /e403.html;
        location = /e403.html {
           root   html;
       }

How do I fix this problem and display custom error 403 page under nginx server?