Simple HTTP file hosting with NGINX

I am doing a lot of Packer lately building images for deployment in Azure. Rather than copy content or worry about accessing SMB or NFS shares, I decided to expose my file server to make downloading original ISO files easy. However, I struggled a bit to find the right NGINX configuration to make this happen. So, if you ever find yourself in need of hosting files to download with NGINX you can use this configuration as a starting point:

server {
    listen 80;
    listen [::]:80;

    location /software {
        autoindex on;
        alias /storage/standard/software;
        types { application/octet-stream; }
        default_type application/octet-stream;

This is good for ngnix/1.12.1 (Ubuntu) on Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)

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