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Reverse proxy is caching php pages?

August 31, 2012 07:32AM
I setup a reverse proxy on my forum and everything is working okay. (I think?).

http {
proxy_cache_path /usr/local/nginx/cache levels=1:2 keys_zone=STATIC:10m inactive=24h max_size=1g;
server {
listen 80;
#listen [::]:80 ipv6only=on;
return 301 https://$host$request_uri;

server {
listen ssl.xxx.yyy:443 ssl spdy;
#listen [::]:443 ipv6only=on ssl;

server_name ssl.xxx.yyy;

ssl on;
ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:10m;
ssl_session_timeout 10m;
ssl_ciphers ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384:AES256-SHA256:RC4:HIGH:!MD5:!aNULL:!EDH:!AESGCM;
ssl_protocols SSLv3 TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
ssl_certificate /usr/local/nginx/ssl/server.pem;
ssl_certificate_key /usr/local/nginx/ssl/ssl.key;
ssl_ecdh_curve secp521r1;

keepalive_timeout 300;

add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=7776000; includeSubdomains";

error_page 502 504 /offline.html;

location / {
proxy_pass http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/;
proxy_set_header Host xxx.yyy;
proxy_set_header CF-Connecting-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https;
proxy_cache STATIC;
proxy_cache_valid 200 7d;
proxy_cache_use_stale error timeout invalid_header updating http_500 http_502 http_503 http_504;

location = /offline.html {
root html;

[small note: Do I really even need ssl_ecdh_curve? fine without? I can't find documentation on it so idk why I'm using it]

Config on my main site:

server {
listen [::]:80 ipv6only=on; # listen for IPv6 only traffic on IPv6 sockets
listen 80; # listen also for IPv4 traffic on "regular" IPv4 sockets

server_name xxx.yyy;

client_max_body_size 30M; #for large file uploads

access_log /home/web/logs/access.log main;
error_log /home/web/logs/error.log;

root /home/web/site;

error_page 404 403 /404.html;

location ~ /\.ht {
deny all;
return 404;

location ~ /(addons|data|attachments) {
deny all;
return 404;

location ~ \.php$ {
try_files $uri = 404;
fastcgi_pass unix:/tmp/php-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
include fastcgi_params;

location ~ \.(?:ico|css|js|gif|jpe?g|png)$ {
expires 90d;
add_header Cache-Control public;

location ~ \.(?:html|htm|rtf|rtx|svg|svgz|txt|xsd|xsl|xml)$ {
expires 180s;
add_header Cache-Control "public, must-revalidate";

When I have scripts that should not be cached they get cached. For example if I have a script that displays my IP address, visiting that page on the reverse proxy it gets cached and is publicly viewable to everyone. How can I prevent the reverse proxy from caching PHP pages or pages ending in .php?
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Reverse proxy is caching php pages?

nano August 31, 2012 07:32AM

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