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sending POSTs to backend

September 18, 2013 06:17AM
Hello folks,

I use nginx in front of a django/fastcgi application, and we serve a subset of the URLs of this webapp statically.

I use try_files to determine what's served statically and what goes to the backend.

Some of these URLs, however, contain forms and are at the same time source and targets for them. The former can be served statically, while the latter should hit the backend.

A simple "if ($request_method) { directive; }" would work, but I find no effective "directive" to send the request to the backend.

Our basic setup looks like this:

server {
root /site/static_files/;
try_files $uri $uri/ $uri/index.html @appsrv;

if ($request_method = POST) {
# solution 1: try_files /var/emtpy/.foobar @appsrv
# solution 2: fastcgi_pass;
# all of the above fail: directive not allowed here
# solution 3: return 321; (+ define error_page 321 in server {})
# I can't get the above handle correctly good and bad responses from the appsrv

location @appsrv {
include /usr/local/etc/nginx/fastcgi_params_django;

any suggestion to divert POST requests to the given named location?

Subject Author Posted

sending POSTs to backend

michelem September 18, 2013 06:17AM

Re: sending POSTs to backend

Maxim Dounin September 18, 2013 10:24AM

Re: sending POSTs to backend

michelem February 13, 2014 04:08PM

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