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Aliased directories in NGINX and APACHE

Posted on 2011-09-10
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I want to map a virtual directory "/ftp/" to a physical one "/var/ftp/photos/" containing only static files, but all I get when accesssing "mysite.com/ftp/file.jpg" is "404 Not Found. nginx/0.8.54"
I'm using a combo of Nginx and Apache.
My settings:

nginx.conf:

    server {
        listen          80;
        access_log      /var/log/nginx/access_log;

        location / {
            proxy_pass  http://127.0.0.1:8080;
        }

        location ~* \.(htc|jpg|jpeg|gif|bmp|css|png|js|ico|txt)$ {
            root        /var/www/html;
        }

        location /ftp/ {
            alias /var/ftp/photos/;
        }
    }

httpd.conf:

Alias /ftp/ "/var/ftp/photos/"
<Directory "/var/ftp/photos">
    Options Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>

What should I change?
Thank you.
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Question by:PavelTMN
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by:pilson66
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with this config:

1. request never comes to apache
2. request "mysite.com/ftp/file.jpg" nginx is turned to "/var/www/html/ftp/file.jpg"
3. see nginx access.log ang error.log
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error_log

2011/09/11 00:05:33 7921#0: *758 open() "/var/www/html/ftp/file.jpg" failed (2: No such file or directory), client: 92.240.208.166, server: , request: "GET /ftp/file.jpg HTTP/1.1", host: "mysite.com"
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maybe easier to create symlink /var/www/html/ftp --> /var/ftp/photos/

or edit regular expression to exclude /ftp/*.jpg from ~* \.(htc|jpg|jpeg|gif|bmp|css|png|js|ico|txt)$
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I went with a symlink.
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