server_name behaviour

Igor Sysoev igor at
Mon Sep 13 22:53:04 MSD 2010

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 02:47:58PM -0400, Ensiferous wrote:

> Hi
> A couple of us in the IRC channel are keeping the wiki updated and we've
> come across some inconsistent behaviour with server_name.
> The wiki currently states here:
> that server_name _; is treated specially for requests with no Host
> header, however, on the latest dev version this is not so.
> If a request on the IP or on a domain without a matching server_block
> comes in then Nginx will either choose the server block with
> default_server flag in listen or the first one defined.
> Question is, is this is a bug or should we update the wiki to no longer
> mention _?

Please read this:

Igor Sysoev

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