Nginx: 413 Request Entity Too Large Error and Solution

Posted on in Categories , , , , , last updated July 18, 2017

I‘m running nginx as a frond end to php based Apache+mod_fastcgi server. My app lets user upload images upto 2MB in size. When users trying to upload 1.5MB+ size image file using nginx reverse proxy, they are getting the following error on screen:

Nginx 413 Request Entity Too Large

How do I fix this problem and allow image upload upto 2MB in size using nginx web-server working in reverse proxy or stand-alone mode on Unix like operating systems?

mod_extforward: Lighttpd Log Clients Real IP Behind Reverse Proxy / Load Balancer

Posted on in Categories , , , , , , last updated May 3, 2017

I‘ve setup 5 lighttpd web servers behind Nginx based reverse proxy / load balancer to distribute load for busy e-commerce website. However, all web server nodes putting my load balncers two IP address in access log file. How do I force lighttpd to log a real IP (public IP) address of all client computers visiting our website?