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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: mod_proxy: unwieldy unix socket implementation.
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:46:06 GMT

On Mar 19, 2014, at 1:15 AM, Andreas B. <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I saw the new unix sockets for mod_proxy in 2.4.9 and I am wondering why there has to
be a special url format. Wouldn't it be possible to supply the socket path as a proxy parameter?

It would be. We chose otherwise. That way, we have a unified format
that could be used for other things.

> I have something like this in mind:
>    <Proxy "fcgi://php-fpm.local">
>        ProxySet "unix=/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock"
>    </Proxy>
>    <FilesMatch \.php$>
>        SetHandler "proxy:fcgi://php-fpm.local"
>    </FilesMatch>
> or with ProxyPass:
>    ProxyPass /php-bin "proxy:fcgi://php-fpm.local/src/http/" "unix=/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock"
>    ProxyPassMatch ^(/.*\.php)$ "fcgi://php-fpm.local/srv/http/" "unix=/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock"
> I can provide an incomplete patchset for this. I didn't touch the documentation, mod_proxy_balancer
output and log messages. This would get rid of de_socketfy() and make the codepath much cleaner
I think.
> Andreas
> PS: I found some strange behaviour with ProxyPassMatch. When you use a group match (e.g.
$1) in the result string, you'll have to define the parameters in a separate proxy section.
This Probably applies to ProxyPass with the regex-tilde as well
>    ProxyPassMatch ^(/.*\.php)$ "fcgi://php-fpm.local/srv/http/$1"
>    <Proxy "fcgi://php-fpm.local/srv/http">
>        ProxySet "unix=/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock"
>    </Proxy>

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