nginx as reverse proxy for the config-page

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i just started using btsync and already deployed it on several systems including some "servers".

As the btsync config page has not authorization mechanism, i have thought i could use the already installed nginx webserver for that and use it as an reverse proxy:



location ~ ^/btsync($|./*) {


proxy_set_header Host $host;

proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;

proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;



Almost the same lines work for other services, but not for btsync, i only get:

"invalid request"

Any ideas?

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This piece of code works like a charm:

 location /btsync/ {
rewrite ^/btsync/gui(.*) /btsync$1 last;
proxy_redirect /gui/ /btsync/;
proxy_buffering off;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;

(LoL! I was writing a long post criticizing GUI's JS when I suddenly noticed that I wrote the "rewrite" statement with "break" instead of "last".)

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Yeah! I just noticed that.

If any btsync developer is reading this... I'd like to ask why there's a Javascript redirection at the root.

Doing this way forces me to have another nginx directive to control what is going to /gui/ because nginx only intercepts HTTP redirects...

For now, this additional directive helps out, but we will lose the pretty /btsync URL... (we are still able to access /btsync but there will be a redirection to /gui)

location /gui/ {

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Here's what I did for apache2:

- First I enabled the needed apache2 mods

sudo a2enmod proxy_html
sudo a2enmod xml2enc

- Next I put this in the file /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl.conf (Replace [PORT] with the btsync port)

ProxyPass /btsync[PORT]
ProxyPassReverse /btsync[PORT]
ProxyHTMLInterp On[PORT] /btsync
Redirect permanent /gui /btsync/gui

Working for me on apache2 now

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