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I have a python project that I am trying to serve with uWSGI and Nginx. I'm trying to connect the two with a Unix IPC socket (debian stretch), but the socket refuses connections whenever Nginx tries to connect to it. It's not an issue of proper permissions or Nginx being pointed to the wrong location; I've already checked for that. What I believe may be the problem is that Nginx/the system does not see it as the proper socket file type to connect to. I considered this as a possibility when I did ls -l on the directory containing it, and it showed "-rw-rw-r--". With all the sockets I've seen, they have some variation of that with a "s" where the first hyphen is. How can I fix this issue?

  • Typically, the directory containing the socket needs to have the execute permission for the user needing to access it, as well as any parent directories. For example, if the socket file is /run/uwsgi/django.sock, owned by "uwsgi:uwsgi", and the user accessing the socket was "nginx", then you'd want to ensure /run/uwsgi/ has others execute permissions, via chmod -c o+x /run/uwsgi/. Would you be able share the permissions of the directory itself? – Alan Ivey May 23 at 16:38
  • Are you saying the containing directory doesn't have x permissions? Or that the path that is supposed to be the socket doesn't have an s? Or is it both? Your description is not clear, and you didn't actually include any ls -l output, which would be helpful. – Michael Hampton May 23 at 17:24
  • As a response to @Alan Ivey- Yes. The permission for the directory is located is "drwxr-xr-x" with root as the owner. – uwsgiisues May 23 at 17:25
  • Can you append relevant lines from the Nginx error log to your original question? – Alan Ivey May 24 at 17:12

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