Is it possible to use a remote file to store servernames? server_name $somevariable-file?

I need to add a lot of sub-domains to a configuration file as users
register on our website our script needs to add the sub-domain. Is it
possible to use a variable or function in the config file so it loads a
remote file which has sub-domains listed one per line? It would be
easier for our developers to add a sub-domain one per line into a file.
Then trying to add them into the configuration file directly.

server_name $some-function;

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,219193,219193#msg-219193

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 05:44:32AM -0500, anagio wrote:

I need to add a lot of sub-domains to a configuration file as users
register on our website our script needs to add the sub-domain. Is it
possible to use a variable or function in the config file so it loads a
remote file which has sub-domains listed one per line? It would be
easier for our developers to add a sub-domain one per line into a file.
Then trying to add them into the configuration file directly.

server_name $some-function;

http://nginx.org/en/docs/ngx_core_module.html#include

Isn’t include only for nginx.conf file? How would I add this to the
sites-available/server file to include a remote file with list of
sub-domains?

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,219193,219202#msg-219202

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 06:52:59AM -0500, anagio wrote:

Isn’t include only for nginx.conf file? How would I add this to the
sites-available/server file to include a remote file with list of
sub-domains?

You can rsync/scp/curl/whatever the file in your preferable
format (with server names one per line), then generate an
nginx.conf syntax-compliant file with “server_name XXX;”
lines, then send the HUP signal (for details, please see
http://nginx.org/en/docs/control.html) to the master nginx
process, and have it update the configuration on the fly.
It’s all pretty easy to achieve, and doesn’t require adding
the “fetching” functionality to nginx.

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