server blocks configured, but getting "hello world" of nginx

Valentin V. Bartenev vbart at
Mon Feb 3 20:42:04 UTC 2014

On Monday 03 February 2014 12:32:53 Josh Stratton wrote:
> Right, I actually have those lines commented out.  That's the part I don't
> understand.  For example, if I put everything in the same file (example
> below), neither one of them have a default_server or a wildcard.  The only
> other option I see from the link you sent me is is
> getting "defaulted" by nginx to the hostname.  However, I don't know what
> about my server would default to  Based on the below
> settings, I don't see how that should be happening and in my system
> environment I don't see anything like `hostname` that would also direct to

It's up to your DNS server configuration.  Nginx knows nothing about it,
it just receives requests that actually can contain arbitrary host name.

  wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

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