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i would like to serve static files with nginx. i get static pages via wget and the root of the directory tree is page protocol. ie for http://www.example.com/ :

└── www.example.com
    └── index.html

i would like to be able to serve pages like this : http://website.com/page/http://www.example.com/ to render http://website.com/page/http/www.example.com/

what is the nginx configuration for this ?

update: i tried this : rewrite ^(.+)://(.+)$ $1/$2 last; but it doesn't work

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i think it is only because i'm not allowed to use :// in url :-) –  jney Oct 24 '10 at 22:27

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If I understand you right then you are most likely looking for a forward proxy like Squid, Nginx is a reverse proxy and is not really made for situations like this.

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maybe there are better tools but for now i would like to limit my project to nginx. are you sure there is no way to do it with nginx ? –  jney Oct 24 '10 at 19:12
Research what a forward proxy is, if that is indeed what you need then no you cannot do it with Nginx as it is written to be a reverse proxy only. –  Martin Fjordvald Oct 24 '10 at 23:23

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