I am running an Nginx reverse proxy on port 80, with Apache behind on port 81. I do not have nginx set up to serve boost cache files, only static assets.

If I hit port 80 from my browser, or curl on the box itself, it generates a cached file. However the crawler fails to generate a file, despite Apache access log suggesting the crawler is regularly hitting pages (the site is not public, access is only allowed for IP exceptions).

I have setup the cron to hit either Nginx or Apache directly, neither seems to make much difference, both show hits from to cron.php, /boost-crawler and various pages that must be originating from the crawler, but at no point are cache files generated.

After a couple of hours /boost-crawler is still being hit, but no crawling is happening at all now.

I am using Debug 9 but nothing in the dblog seems to point to any error, its simply full of the following messages:

boost 2012-07-17 10:32 Crawler - Thread 2 of 2 Done. Anonymous
boost 2012-07-17 10:32 Crawler - Thread 1 of 2 started Anonymous
cron 2012-07-17 10:32 Cron run completed. Anonymous
boost 2012-07-17 10:32 Crawler Sleep for 15 seconds Anonymous
boost 2012-07-17 10:32 Crawler Start ... Anonymous
boost 2012-07-17 10:32 Expired stale files from static page cache. Anonymous
boost 2012-07-17 10:32 Debug: boost_cache_expire_all_db() Following ... According to the various buttons on the Boost Settings page there are:

  • Boost cached data: 0 pages
  • Boost expired data: 0 pages
  • Database records: 0
  • Files: 0

I have also posted this to the Boost Issue Queue: http://drupal.org/node/1688456

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