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I've read through the documentation for nginx's HttpProxyModule, but I can't figure this out:

I want it so that if someone visits, for example http://ss.example.com/1339850978, nginx will proxy them http://dl.dropbox.com/u/xxxxx/screenshots/1339850978.png.

If I was to just use this line in my config file:
proxy_pass http://dl.dropbox.com/u/xxxxx/screenshots/;, then they would have to append the .png themselves.

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You could combine proxy_pass with a rewrite directive:

rewrite /([^/]+) /$1.png break;
proxy_pass http://dl.dropbox.com/u/xxxxx/screenshots/;
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This didn't quite work but after some experimentation I found this was fine: rewrite /(.*) /u/70152/screenshots/$1.png break; proxy_pass http://dl.dropbox.com/; –  David Robertson Jun 16 '12 at 14:27
@DavidRobertson, I am sorry it did not work. will try to fix it as soon as I can get to test the rules. Thank you for the points. –  Dmitri Chubarov Jun 16 '12 at 14:33

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