Configuring Fabric Bolt with Nginx

Nginx provides a very powerful platform for running in front of Fabric Bolt.

Below is a sample configuration for Nginx:

http {

  server {
    listen   80;

    proxy_set_header   Host                 $http_host;
    proxy_set_header   X-Real-IP            $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header   X-Forwarded-For      $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header   X-Forwarded-Proto    $scheme;
    proxy_redirect     off;

    # keepalive + raven.js is a disaster
    keepalive_timeout 0;

    # use very aggressive timeouts
    proxy_read_timeout 5s;
    proxy_send_timeout 5s;
    send_timeout 5s;
    resolver_timeout 5s;
    client_body_timeout 5s;

    # buffer larger messages
    client_max_body_size 150k;
    client_body_buffer_size 150k;

    location / {
      proxy_pass        http://localhost:8000;


Proxying uWSGI

We recommend that you setup uWSGI to run Fabric Bolt (rather than relying on the built-in django webserver).

Within your uWSGI configuration, you’ll need to export your configuration path as well the module:

env = FABRIC_BOLT_CONF=/etc/fabric-bolt/
module =

; spawn the master and 4 processes
http-socket = :8000
master = true
processes = 4

; allow longer headers for raven.js if applicable
; default: 4096
buffer-size = 32768