Suggestion for improvement of examples/nginx.conf

Eric Wong normalperson at yhbt.net
Tue Feb 28 21:01:37 UTC 2012


Eike Herzbach <eike at herzbach.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> what do you think about that:
> 
> diff --git a/examples/nginx.conf b/examples/nginx.conf
> index cc1038a..5ef43f3 100644
> --- a/examples/nginx.conf
> +++ b/examples/nginx.conf
> @@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ http {
>    # faster or not than doing compression via nginx.  It's easier
>    # to configure it all in one place here for static files and also
>    # to disable gzip for clients who don't get gzip/deflate right.
> -  # There are other other gzip settings that may be needed used to deal with
> +  # There are other gzip settings that may be needed used to deal with

Obviously correct, will apply.  Thanks.

> -      # enable this if and only if you use HTTPS, this helps Rack
> +      # enable this if you use HTTPS, this helps Rack
>        # set the proper protocol for doing redirects:
> -      # proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https;
> +      # proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
> 
>        # pass the Host: header from the client right along so redirects
>        # can be set properly within the Rack application
> 
> I haven't found an easy way to only set the header if the scheme is
> https, but I don't see any problems in sending the header for all
> requests either.

Setting it for all requests uses an extra hash slot and leads to extra
method dispatches in Rack (and possibly code elsewhere).  I suppose
it doesn't matter for most setups, though.

How about this?

--- a/examples/nginx.conf
+++ b/examples/nginx.conf
@@ -120,9 +120,9 @@ http {
       #   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Forwarded-For
       proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
 
-      # enable this if and only if you use HTTPS, this helps Rack
-      # set the proper protocol for doing redirects:
-      # proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https;
+      # enable this if you forward HTTPS traffic to unicorn,
+      # this helps Rack set the proper URL scheme for doing redirects:
+      # proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
 
       # pass the Host: header from the client right along so redirects
       # can be set properly within the Rack application


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