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How to make Nginx mirror module not wait for response

August 25, 2023 11:40PM
This is a cross post from the following Stackoverflow question. Please feel free to reply there as well, since I have already spent on a bounty and I would rather someone get it :)


My mirroring works just fine, and I am correctly getting the original request body in the mirror server.

However I need to access a response header called `Location` from the original upstream and forward it to my mirror. Typically the response header from upstream will be accessed using this variable: `$upstream_http_<*header name*>`, in my case `$upstream_http_location`.

However I want to access this in my mirror so I can forward the response header from my upstream to my mirror.

How do I do this? Here's my current configuration, but it doesn't work and I don't see the header `DAV-response` in my mirror. Is there another way to access all `$upstream_http` headers in the mirror block?

I have the following request mirroring setup in nginx:

location /ops/opendata/DataAccessViewer/ {
mirror /davmirror;
proxy_pass https://<upstream>/;
proxy_redirect https://<upstream>/ /;

location /davmirror {
proxy_pass https://<mirror>;
proxy_set_header DAV-Original-URI $request_uri; # <<<<-- works!
proxy_set_header DAV-tier internals; # <<<<-- works!
proxy_set_header DAV-response $upstream_http_location; # <<<-- DOESNT WORK!

> Update

Open to alternative solutions to achieve this using nginx. I am aware of other non-nginx workarounds and in-fact using those as fallbacks at the moment. Ideally we would want this to be nginx solution.

> Update
This [question][1] seems to suggest that nginx is actually waiting on upstream response before resolving mirror?

[1]: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51644141/how-to-make-nginx-mirror-module-not-wait-for-response
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How to make Nginx mirror module not wait for response

shaunakv1 August 25, 2023 11:40PM

Re: Nginx: access $upstream_http header in the mirror block

shaunakv1 August 25, 2023 11:44PM

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