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NOTE: This repository is no longer maintained since there is a better approach on how to achieve the same without even touching nginx'es codebase, see nginx + a backend with a dynamic IP


nginx-upstream-resolve

A patch to the http nginx upstream module to allow the dynamic resolution of the upstream servers.

One of the missing features that is available via the commercial subscription of nginx is the ability to dynamically resolve the upstream domain name. This patch introduces this functionality in the upstream compatible way, i.e. we are reusing the same keyword to enable the dynamic resolution as the official documentation uses. This ensures that if time comes to use the commercial subscription no configuration changes will be required.

This work was sponsored by Openwall Pty Ltd and Data Solutions Group Pty Ltd.

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The master branch points to the production ready patch for the latest available version of the patch. However, each time a patch is regenerated for the new version of nginx the corresponding commit is tagged with the nginx version the patch was generated for. Therefore, if you are building a package and are including this patch as the part of your build you may want to refer to a particular versions of the patch.

For example, if you are building nginx 1.10.1 then the URL to retrieve the corresponding patch would be https://raw.githubusercontent.com/galaxy4public/nginx-upstream-resolve/1.10.1/nginx-upstream-resolve.diff

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