Default_server catch all block not working

lockev3.0 nginx-forum at
Thu Mar 22 16:32:11 UTC 2012

At last I got it ! Well, to be honest I will say Maxim Dounim helped me
thru my logs. In the end it was so simple ::: My load balancer in front
of my Nginx's always looked thru IP so no host name ever matched any of
my server_name's. Solution simple :: Do the balancer refer to nodes thru
a locally resolved hostname also put as a new server_name.
...........simple like crazyness when it comes.

The thing now is I have following block and it works quite right. But If
I mean to use the commented return 444 instead of the rewrite ==> al my
web  start returning 503 !!! and nothing's functioning .......always the
strange things to me.

server {
        listen 80 default_server;
        server_name  _;
        error_log       /var/log/nginx/000default-error.log error;
        location / {
                proxy_set_header Host $host;
                rewrite .* permanent;
                #return 444;

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