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Super-simple Nginx reverse proxy with Homebrew on OS X



brew install nginx
sudo cp /usr/local/Cellar/nginx/1.8.0/homebrew.mxcl.nginx.plist /Library/LaunchAgents


Replace /usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf with the nginx.conf in this gist. I'm using port 5000 for my current project. Obviously, change server_name as well, and probably the name of its access log.


sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.nginx.plist

# Replace /usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf with this. This is the
# default location for Nginx according to 'nginx -h'
worker_processes 1;
error_log /usr/local/var/log/nginx/error.log;
events {
worker_connections 1024;
http {
# This should be in the same directory as this conf
# e.g. /usr/local/etc/nginx
include mime.types;
default_type application/octet-stream;
# Note this log_format is named 'main', and is used with the access log below
log_format main '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] $status '
'"$request" $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
'"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';
sendfile on;
keepalive_timeout 65;
# Without this I got this error: 'upstream sent too big header
# while reading response header from upstream'
proxy_buffer_size 128k;
proxy_buffers 4 256k;
proxy_busy_buffers_size 256k;
server {
listen 80;
access_log /usr/local/var/log/nginx/copypastafarianism.access.log main;
location / {
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