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Why does nginx starts process as root?

I have installed nginx server. I've just checked listening ports and saw the following: $ sudo lsof -nP -i | grep LISTEN sshd 614 root 3u IPv4 7712 0t0 TCP *:22 (LISTEN) nginx ...
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Unable to Pull EPEL repository Metadata

Installing Nginx on Scientific Linux according this documentation fails: [vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epe l/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm' ...
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Proper syntax for ansible symlink

What is the proper syntax for creating symlinks using ansible? I'm creating a Vagrant virtual environment and running ansible as my provisioner. Everything works fine up until I try to symlink to my ...
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nginx + php5-fpm doesn't work properly. I see a white screen only

I've just installed nginx and php5-fpm and I wanna test it on port 82. So I call http://mysite.com:82/test555.php and I see nothing. Just a white screen. No errors, no warnings, I don't see nothing at ...
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start nginx on boot with systemd

I just installed nginx 1.9 on a debian 8 server. nginx is working fine, when I tell it to run, but it wont seem to load nginx automaticaly on boot. I have tried numerious init scripts recomended on ...
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How to uninstall nginx (installed from source)?

I want to switch from a development version to a stable one. I installed nginx from source with: ./configure make sudo make install I tried sudo make uninstall but it doesnt work. How can I ...
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nginx server config with multiple locations does not work

I have been trying to get this to work for hours now! I would like to set up a simple web server. My web files shall be in /var/www. I also want to have phpmyadmin. I created a directory ...
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runit and nginx

I'm working on a system whose primary startup system is runit. Unfortunately, runit requires that whatever application it is running be running in the foreground like so: #!/bin/bash exec sshd -D ...
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Nginx listens at a port, only responds if set to port 80

OS: Funtoo. I have bound NGINX to port 81 (I want to run it alongside my Apache server for a short time for ease of transition), and it listens at the port (If I point at another port, using wget I ...
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How to create a git repo using Nginx?

I've a CentOS 5 server at domain.fr. I am trying to set a subdomain so that I can use it with git : git.domain.fr My repositories are in /home/git (example /home/git/repos.git) I've installed ...
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Specifying virtualenv correctly in uwsgi.conf

I am trying to get a uwsgi environment working correctly on Arch, to run my Flask application from a virtualenv. I have installed uwsgi, nginx and virtualenv and these all work to a point. However I ...
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Set up nginx to serve files from subdirectories

I am setting up a very simple file server system. I install nginx and set its root directory to /home to make it serve files from users' home directories. However, when I attempt to download files ...
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Make Nginx follow symlinks

Nginx does not follow symbolic links. I get a 404 error. In my directory, I have this link: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 48 Sep 23 08:52 modules -> /path/to/dir/ but the files stored in ...
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What code runs when I type “sudo service nginx start”

I am having this problem: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10939072/add-nginx-as-a-ubuntu-service-stop-and-reload-doesnt-work I am trying to understand if my code to start nginx is point to the ...
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Authenticate users via LDAP using nginx

I know how to auth the users via LDAP in apache2: # put the following in the VirtualHost <VirtualHost *:443> ServerAdmin user1@bar.foo.com DocumentRoot /var/www <Directory ...
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Systemd fails to start Nginx on reboot, but it works manually

Here's my situation whenever I reboot: $ systemctl --failed UNIT LOAD ACTIVE SUB DESCRIPTION nginx.service loaded failed failed A high performance web server and a reverse proxy server ...
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PID file not accessible after update of nginx

After I removed the version 0.7.x which was delivered by the Debian standard packages, I installed the version 1.4.1 of nginx by source. It is possible to start nginx with service nginx start and I ...
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How to host an intranet website inaccessible outside the LAN?

I am a Linux/Unix noob, so please bear with me. Here is my situation: I have a server (Debian Squeeze) on a LAN. I have installed Nginx web server on it. The server has Internet access to download ...
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Let' encrypt - nginx - OCSP stapling

I would like to enable OCSP stapling in my nginx server. I'm using nginx version: nginx/1.6.2 debian Let's Encrypt certificate I'm really unexperienced in this matter, so it might be a trivial ...
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Internal Server Error nginx

I'm trying to install and get running Tendenci on a DigitalOcean server. Tendenci is this open source association management software: http://tendenci.com/ I've followed the instructions here to the ...
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Nginx init.d script

After a dist-upgrade on my debian machine yesterday I am having some problems with the nginx init script. Whenever I try to start nginx using the init script it comes up with a error message: # ...
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NGINX Reverse Proxy - no user/password was provided for basic authentication

I've got Nginx set up on a RPi (raspbian)as a reverse proxy using SSL between the remote user and the Nginx instance. All seems to work well for two services mounted on the RPi (Shellinabox and RPi ...
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VirtualBox guest machine as a nginx host

I have VirtualBox 4.3.12 with Fedora 20 and nginx 1.4.7 installed. Machine has Bridged Network interface and pings can be done both ways: from host machine (Windows 7) using ping 192.168.0.15 ...
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Nginx loadbalancing between PHP-FPM and Apache

Do the upstream PHP servers have to run the same server software? If I have the following Nginx configuration upstream myapp1 { server srv1.example.com; server srv2.example.com; ...
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Creating a signed subordinate CA for client certificates

I have a root self-signed CA which I've created for myself. With this CA (we'll call it country), I've created a server certificate and key for my webserver, nginx. I now would like to create a ...
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Why am I getting a Non-existent class error in PHP on Fedora?

I've set up an Nginx/PHP (both installed from Yum) environment on my Fedora 15 install, but I've run into a strange issue. I have some projects that use Codeigniter (1.6), but they keep getting the ...
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Cannot connect to localhost on port 4430

I am running vagrant from a virtual box with CentOS and Nginx installed. I've created a reverse tunnel from the vagrant box to a remote server but when I am trying to connect to my localhost on port ...
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Why doesn't stopping the nginx server kill the processes associated with it?

When I stop nginx like this on ubuntu 12.04, I get the following errors: $ sudo service nginx stop Stopping nginx: nginx. $sudo service nginx start Starting nginx: nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 ...
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nginx logrotate error on cron job

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and nginx on a Digital Ocean VPS and occasionally receive these emails about a failed cron job: Subject Cron test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts ...
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Proxy (nginx) shows a Bad gateway error

I have a service (docker registry) that runs on port 5000, I have installed nginx to redirect http request from 8080 to 5000. If I make a curl to localhost:5000 it works, but when I make a curl to ...
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User settings for monit? Should it run as root, or it's own user?

I'm trying to install monit on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have it set up, and configured (i think), but i'm not sure what user it's supposed to run as. My user on the server is called deploy, and my ...
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Copy a folder and its content to all Nginx vhosts host

I am interested to know if a single command line that would allow me to recursively copy a folder to all of our NGINX Virtual Host htdocs folders: I need to copy that folder to all hosts located in ...
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Port Mirroring using iptables - copy all traffic among nginx on :80 and apache on :8080

I have nginx running on port 80 and apache running on port 8080 I want to transfer all the traffic to both nginx and apache asynchronously i.e the performance of one server wont be dependent on the ...
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Why does audit2why have nothing to do?

I know I have an issue with SElinux. So I am following a tutorial that will help me understand the nature of the file access problems I am having. That was I can still have SElinux enforce as supposed ...
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FreeBSD jails - Nginx, PHP-FPM, Wordpress - Share folder between jails (read-only)

Question I want to seperate PHP (PHP-FPM) and Nginx into different jails. One jail with Nginx, and one with PHP-FPM / PHP / Wordpress. Nginx is good at serving static assets, so I would like to ...
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Local port is not accessible with public IP address

I have a linux server which has public IP and Private IP. So, when ever I login with public IP, the terminal directly shows private IP. example: $ ssh root@55.27.XX.XX root's password: ...
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number of open files configuration not operational

Addressing an error of Too many open files I was attempting to follow the suggestions here Although /etc/sysctl.conf fs.file-max = 70000 vm.swappiness = 10 and /etc/security/limits.conf nginx ...
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nginx send log to remote syslog server

I wnat to send nginx access log to a remote syslog-ng server. I installed syslog-ng on each side (server-client). Client: 10.10.10.2 Server: 10.10.10.1 Some log files (messages,syslog,mail.log) are ...
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nginx: Long filenames in directory listing

Using nginx/1.4.1 with OpenBSD 5.4, 64bit: How could we set nginx to show the full filename (or at least show more from the filename then the default) when using directory listing? Googling ...
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how to use html tidy on Nginx

I just installed HTML tidy using the following command line: sudo apt-get install php5-tidy yet I have no idea how to use it because I thought it is an auto process that can do things by itself ...
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Nginx not available from localhost, but available by network

Have server with installed nginx and php-fpm. Some sctript need access to part of site via curl. But it fails. I tried to run curl on server : curl -v -i alexcoder.info * About to connect() to ...
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How to properly setup web server directory permissions

I'm lost with this, hopefully I can find some help here: I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS webserver. For example I have user "myuser". There is a public directory which is my web root. I chowned it and all ...
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Nginx Configuration - Cache headers on certain paths

From my understanding of nginx docs, locations can't be nested (or rather if they are the effects aren't inheritable) and proxy_pass can't belong at the server {} level. So my configuration at the ...
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Why Nginx is not rejecting wrong hosts?

This is my config: upstream beta { server localhost:49213; } server { listen 80; server_name beta.example.com; location / { proxy_pass http://beta; } } server { ...
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What does this code really do?

I am testing iThemes security plugin for Wordpress. It adds the following code: # Rules to help reduce spam location /wp-comments-post.php { valid_referers ...
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How to build nginx on Ubuntu with cache_purge module?

I have been trying to rebuild nginx with cache_purge module from here. I did the following and somehow the new build doesn't seem to include the module: Installed nginx Stopped it Installed build ...
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nginx php-fpm index.php doesn't load

I have a quite simple setup with nginx and php-fpm, howsoever when I try to access my website with my-website.com I get a 403 forbidden error, If I access my-website.com/index.php everything works ...
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Debian + Nginx/Unicorn permissions

Is there a security risk in running a web server like Unicorn as root? The Nginx master process runs as root, the Nginx worker runs as the limited www-data user, but I can't set another user like ...
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How can I perform an “alias” with nginx?

I am using the default nginx config for localhost, which translates requests to http://localhost to files in /home/velour/www. That's all working normal. Now I am trying to translate requests to ...
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Hosting Dovecot and Postfix Behind nginx?

So I'm looking at setting up postfix and dovecot on a server that is currently hosting some web-sites via nginx, and I've stumbled upon the mail {} configuration option for nginx, but I'm having a ...