Hello, I am looking at using Nginx and specifically the Map Module. http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpMapModule I have used the rewrite map stuff in Apache, and I know in Apache you can load a key / value pair list from a text file. I had assumed looking at the examples on the Wiki that the values needed to be included with the configuration, but then I noticed that at the end of the Wiki page on the Nginx Map Module there was this: include â€” the maps will be included from a file, or even from multiple files when using wildcards. How does this work? I was hoping someone with some experience can elaborate on this feature, as I was unable to find additional information on this. 1) So can the values actually be pulled from a file instead? 2) What type of file, what format? 3) If the map file is updated, does Nginx need to be restarted for the changes to take effect? I apologize if these questions have already been answered somewhere, I searched and searched and only found that single reference to the "include" support in the Map Module. Thanks, John
on 2009-03-19 20:26
on 2009-03-19 21:22
Hello! On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 01:18:41PM -0500, Resi C. wrote: > Nginx Map Module there was this: > changes to take effect? > > I apologize if these questions have already been answered somewhere, I > searched and searched and only found that single reference to the "include" > support in the Map Module. http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpMainModule#include It's just include of configuration chunk. If it's updated - it's effectively updated configuration, and you should instruct nginx to reload configuration as usual via SIGHUP. Maxim D.
on 2009-03-19 21:23
I think it simply references the include support in nginx core: http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpMainModule#include It means you can have files that contain the map directives and use include to include them into your configuration as needed. - Merlin
on 2009-03-21 00:06
Okay thanks, I wasn't sure. I am no expert, but I looked at the nginx source and I saw this in the map module code: return ngx_conf_parse(cf, &file); and some other references to a file. So are you saying that we can use the include command from the main module to include a file defining a map, or does the Map module have its own include functionality? Thanks, John