Proxy Pass

I’m attempting to use the proxy pass directive to send traffic to a
non-https Apache server on the same server as Nginx. The server is
behind a
firewall, and I’m using a port forward to send traffic from a custom
to the https port. We’ll call that custom port 9000. My location block
looks like this:

server {
listen 443
server_name _;

ssl                  on;
ssl_certificate      /etc/nginx/certs/;
ssl_certificate_key  /etc/nginx/certs/;

ssl_session_timeout  5m;

ssl_protocols  SSLv2 SSLv3 TLSv1;

ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
ssl_verify_depth 2;

location /location {


My problem is that when the URI sent to Nginx by the browser is Nginx translates the URL to (dropping the port). But, if the URI
to Nginx is (with a trailing
slash), Nginx translates the URI to
I want the second result, but I don’t want the user to always have to
the trailing slash. I’ve used Nginx for this purpose before, with the
configuration, but have not run into this.