Distinct upstream servers by name

Hello.

I want to proxy 2 apache vhosts.
Both vhosts running on apache default port: 8080 and both are resolved
through /etc/hosts

upstream ultimabex_upstream{
server ultimabex.va:8080;
server ultimabex.vb:8080;
}

The issue is how to send correct Host header to apache so it will find
vhost in his vhosts.conf
and serve it accordingly.

Used custom LogFormat in apache to catch ServerName(%v),
Canonical ServerName(%V) ans Host(%h) headers sent by nginx.
Setting Host in nginx is altering Canonical ServerName(%V) in apache
headers.

tried:
proxy_set_header Host $upstream_http_host - resulting in 127.0.0.1 in
apache logs
proxy_set_header Host $upstream_http_hostname - resulting in first
found apache vhost

It works great when i set Host manually, like:
proxy_set_header Host “ultimabex.va”
or
proxy_set_header Host “ultimabex.vb”

Any way to set it automatically?

Thank you.

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,165716,165716#msg-165716

Hello!

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 04:26:54PM -0500, hydrow wrote:

proxy_set_header Host $upstream_http_host - resulting in 127.0.0.1 in
apache logs
proxy_set_header Host $upstream_http_hostname - resulting in first
found apache vhost

It works great when i set Host manually, like:
proxy_set_header Host “ultimabex.va”
or
proxy_set_header Host “ultimabex.vb”

Any way to set it automatically?

No. The same upstream request is used to communicate with all
backend servers (including fallback via proxy_next_upstream to
another server if one backends dies), so the Host header can’t be
different for different backend servers.

You have to configure identical ServerName’s on all backends (or
add ServerAlias) and use that name in proxy_set_header.

Maxim D.

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