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I just compiled nginx v1.2.3 from source on a CentOS 6.3 server and am trying to use the ssl_prefer_server_ciphers directive, but I am getting an error nginx: [emerg] unknown directive "ssl_prefer_serfver_cipers" in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/application:5 I am not seeing anywhere that this directive depends on any specific versions of other libraries, or even specific versions of nginx. What could I be doing wrong here?

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Trobrock, might I suggest that while you're waiting for an answer to this question you go back and review your previous questions, and accept answers for any of those that have a good one? Your accept rate is 33%, which is quite poor, and may discourage people from working on your new questions. – MadHatter Nov 29 '12 at 6:52

It's a typo.

You have:


It should be:

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