who wants some nginx?

Alexander Amelkin a.amelkin at yadro.com
Thu Apr 12 00:47:52 AEST 2018

11.04.2018 16:21, Andrew Geissler wrote:
> I picked up some commits from Chris that enabled Nginx in OpenBMC.  We
> want  it for a few reasons:
> - It provides an easy mechanism to redirect http to https (i.e. user
> just types <bmc ip> and get redirected to https which then auto loads
> the GUI
> - It gives us flexibility to serve multiple back end servers off the
> https port (or any port)
> - It's much faster then our current front end server
> - Many other cool feature we may use some day
> https://gerrit.openbmc-project.xyz/#/c/6879/
> The question is do we enable for all openbmc systems or just ours?
> Any votes?  Feel free to comment the review with your thoughts.
> It looks like it takes up about an additional ~250KB of flash space.
> There is no impact to our existing REST api path with this change.
Automatic redirect from http to https would be great, and I'm all for nginx.
All we need from http is to keep it serving /snmp path to let an
unauthenticated user download SNMP MIBs.
As far as I understand, that can be done with nginx, isn't it?


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