NGINX with multiple listen ports.

I have nginx running as a reverse proxy successfully. I am looking to simplify the listen ports..

Is there a way to create 2 or more listen ports for a given entry?

for example

server {
    listen 80, 443;
    location / {
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Yes that can be done:

server {
  listen 80;
  listen 443;
  listen 1234;
  location / {

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Are you aware that port 80 needs different handling from 443 because of the SSL / TLS  layers involved?
the port will not be used on a connect to a backend.

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beatifiedAuthor Commented:
No I wasn't are you saying that the ssl connection is connecting to Nginx and not the destination IP? in other words SSL has be be installed and configured on the Nginx server?
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
You cant connect aan SSL connection to another non-ssl  port
So you need at least to handle 2 sets one SSL and one non-SSL....
Then if you differentiate on servername, the server entries are match on servername, there can be one catch all: " server_name _; "

Your example forwards port 443 (HTTPS) on the the backend server port 80 (HTTP)
Yes as you cannot transparently proxy  HTTPS this way, it at least needs to be decoded before the HTTP from the SSL/TLS has been recognized...

Maybe you should look into HAPROXY this is probably better equiped .  (HAPROXY  CAN transparantly proxy HTTPS, in TCP mode).
Prabhin MPEngineer-TechOPSCommented:
Hi ,
you can add multiple listen port. Yourself need to make sure that which one need to listen as SSL and non ssl, According to that you need to just configure the SSL certificates.

Hope this will help you.
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