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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does'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 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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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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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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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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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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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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File uploads and max_execution_time and request_terminate_timeout

In case of HTTP file uploads (nginx+php5-fpm) does max_execution_time (in /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini) or request_terminate_timeout (in /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/www.conf) also include the time the file took to ...
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Is there a way to mix between two RTMP streams (depending on which is up) using something like FFMPEG?

(Apologies about the question title, not quite sure how to word it) So I'm working on a turnkey streaming solution / server for a local LAN party, using the fantastic nginx-rtmp to handle incoming ...
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Nginx Owncloud 4 produces “No input file specified.”

I'm trying to setup an Owncloud 4 instance with nginx as a webserver. The host device is a Raspberry Pi with preinstalled Debian 6. When I try to open the URL to the Owncloud installation in a ...
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Have SSH on port 80 or 443 while webserver (nginx) is running on these ports

I have a remote Linux (Debian) machine which I'd like to access from a very restricted network. In fact the only two open ports are port 80 (for HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). On this machine I have nginx ...
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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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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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How to “listen” to nginx writes to a file socket

I'm trying to get uwsgi and nginx to play nice. After moving to "file sockets" (hopefully I'm using the right terminology here) from TCP sockets, the only thing I get from uwsgi is a 400 with no ...
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AES-GCM 256bit for SSL on nginx

Does an option exist for AES-GCM 256bit encryption for SSL connections with nginx? If so, how can I configure this as the only cipher used with my server? (I'm hardening my router, so requiring the ...
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Troubles with unresolved dependencies on Debian 6 Sqeeze

I'm working with a VirtualBox 4.2.14 VM and Debian 6 Sqeeze as guest system and trying to (re-)install Nginx, but it's not working: root@devmv:~# apt-get install nginx Reading package lists... Done ...
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Nginx : images not served in HTTPS

I have on my website an admin/ subdirectory, which I'd like to be in HTTPS, so I tried the following configuration, based on this one : server { listen 80; server_name blob.tld; root ...
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PHP+FastCGI+nginx on Debian

I new with Debian. I want to use php on Debian. I do: apt-get install php5-cli php5-cgi spawn-fcgi Create file /usr/bin/php-fastcgi: #! /bin/sh PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN=3 PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS=1000 exec ...
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Granting permission for all users in a group to write to a directory and all its subdirectories

Trying out Linode for the first time, running an Arch Linux image, I successfully installed nginx as root. This, however, made /usr/share/nginx/html inaccessible to non-root users. Intuitively, I ...
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Nginx with ngx_pagespeed (Ubuntu)

I need to install nginx with ngx_pagespeed. I use this instruction: https://github.com/pagespeed/ngx_pagespeed#how-to-build But when I finish installation, nginx file here: ...
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nagios w/o apache?

I want to install nagios but instead of using apache i would like to use nginx. I installed nagios-cli and it automatically brings parts of apache which puts a script into /etc/init.d/apache2 and ...
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What does nginx -s reopen do?

What does 'nginx -s reopen' really do? The nginx documentation says that it reopens logs. I tried it out from a terminal while nginx was running, but nothing happened.
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nginx - userdir with user permissions

What I want to do is have the usual server running user files like this: http://users.example.com/~user1/stuff.php which would be stored somewhere in /home/user1/www or something like that, but ...
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unable to start nginx on centos 7

service nginx start Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start nginx.service Job for nginx.service failed. See 'systemctl status nginx.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details. [root@myvps ~]# systemctl ...