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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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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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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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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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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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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 /var/...
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Problems to install nginx-full on debian 8

I have some problems to install nginx pkg (nginx-full) on debian jessie # apt-get install nginx-full Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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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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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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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 publish a git repo via HTTP 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 git-...
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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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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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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 /path/to/...
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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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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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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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Find IP addresses visiting /page1 but not /page2 from nginx access logfile

I need help with selecting specific data's from log files. I need two scripts: I need to select all IP addresses that only visited /page1 I need to select all IP addresses that visited /page1 but ...
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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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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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Nginx says open() “/etc/nginx/conf.d/foo.conf” failed (13: Permission denied)

Here is what I have in ls -al /etc/nginx: total 52 drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Jul 28 04:16 . drwxr-xr-x. 78 root root 8192 Jul 28 03:37 .. drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 26 Jul 28 03:55 conf.d drwxr-...
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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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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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Updating Nginx server to 1.10 on Debian 8.4

I just installed the latest Debian version (8.4) on a virtual machine, and everything went fine. I then installed nginx server from the Debian repos and I got version 1.6.2, while the latest version ...
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Configuring nginx for my own purposes

I'm a noob in nginx configuration, but right now I have let's call it as my first task to setting up and configuring it. Can anyone help me please with editing nginx.conf according to the tasks below. ...
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Nginx requires reload after reboot

I'm running raspbian on RPi3 and I've installed and configured nginx to proxy to two different applications running on different ports: server { listen 80 default_server; root /var/www/html; index ...
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Wrong site appears in Nginx

I have a Debian Linux server with nginx configured for several sites (/etc/nginx/sites-enabled), every site showing on its own domain. Now when I remove a site from /etc/nginx/sites-enabled, querying ...
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Configuring ulimit of `max open files` for daemonized nginx master process

I have an nginx-daemon running on a Debian (8.3). The nginx process occasionally runs into resource limitations when trying to write log files: too many open files. The nginx master process is ...
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Logging request headers in nginx

I want to log custom headers from clients requests. I have added "$http_my_header" to my log_format and it is logged nicely for POST requests. All GET request, on the other hand, a logged with empty ...
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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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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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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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nginx ./configure can't find openssl

I'm trying to install nginx and no matter what I do, nginx can't seem to find my openssl path. It looks like it's searching for files that don't exist in any of the openssl directories. Below is my ...
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Do I Need to Restart Nginx if I Renew My Security Certificate(s)?

So I'm setting up an nginx server with SSL enabled with a server definition something like: server { listen :80; listen [::]:80; server_name example.org; root /foo/bar; ssl on; ...
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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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What does this logrotate nginx config do?

In my /etc/logrotate.d/nginx I saw, /var/log/nginx/*.log { daily missingok rotate 52 compress delaycompress notifempty create 640 nginx adm ...
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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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How to restart ngnix server on CentOS

I recent buy a VPS on DigitalOcean and installed CentOS and follow the tutorial to install Ngnix Server, then I follow the tutorial to create a Virtual Host, but when I put this command to restart: ...
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How to configure NGINX as a reverse proxy for different port numbers?

I have NGINX configured like this as a reverse proxy for http requests: server { listen 80; server_name 203.0.113.2; proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr; # pass on ...
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how did my nginx conf get into an alternate location

I spent days tracking down why the default home page servied via nginx, no matter how i defined my conf, wasn't changing. i grepped to hell and back, and finally today, a result from hell, hell ...