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I have a few websites each in its own server{} block in nginx, with their domains defined in server_name directives. One of the websites also has an https server{} block. They're all on the same IP.

How do I create server blocks that would catch the requests to and, but not any of the domains? I've tried creating variations of "default" servers, but if nginx sees a default https block, it just uses that block for all https connections, including the website that has its own https server block.

nginx 1.4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04.

Thanks for any help.

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nginx vhost perference is described in:

default_server settings work just fine as long as you have only one SSL website for a IP:

server {
    listen x.x.x.x:443;

nginx currently doesn't support SNI properly that would allow you to specify multiple SSL certificates for single IP address:

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That doesn't work for me, sadly. As soon as I create such a server block, nginx starts using it for all my websites, including my https website, which has this valid block: server { server_name; listen 443 ssl; etc... } – Nikita Aug 12 '13 at 1:43
You should always use listen in format of: listen IP:443 ssl; never use just use listen 443 ssl if you have several SSL sites. – Jani Karlsson Aug 12 '13 at 1:54
noted, but nothing changed... – Nikita Aug 12 '13 at 2:34
@JaniKarlsson Your link says that it supports SNI. – VBart Aug 12 '13 at 12:20

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