I'm in the midst of trying (failing) to set up a server. I'm using nginx on ubuntu...12.04 (I think, don't quote me, I just downloaded and installed *cough* on a virtual machine).

Anyway...

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/...-web-server/3/

I got this far and hit a brick wall.

Code:
location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
Doesn't actually appear to do anything and I'm not sure why. I changed the server name to check that is what I was actually accessing and it seems to work well *cough*, but this line doesn't seem to matter if I have index.html or not it simply refers back to itself. According to the tutorial it should display a built in 404 error.

Question: Where'd I screw up?