I use Aegir to host my drupal sites, and Aegir has it's own nginx conf. My question is how well your conf interacts. It seems like you've done a lot of tightening up vs the default nginx conf.
I want to run other sites (static html mostly) alongside aegir/drupal, so something entirely drupal specific might not work well.
I read an issue with people running other software (Piwik etc). And I'd like to install Chive, which leads to a variation on this question: how would you use your chive-nginx conf alongside drupal-with-nginx on the same server?
I suppose what I'm really asking is how Drupal specific is the core nginx.conf? Would commenting out Drupal related items leave a sane base nginx.conf?
Sorry if this is a bit waffly.
You can use both configs side by side. It applies directly if you use different hosts. Example: