|Sent on:||Thursday, January 31, 2008 1:22 PM|
OK… thanks for the suggestions and offers of help from Joel & John… very much appreciated.
I got one part of it running and I have all my Rewrites left in the config (John… that ‘no rewrites…’ config that Zed talks about is a starting point, as it has Mongrel serving everything: static, images, css, … and although Mongrel is not bad at that, he says that Apache is better). I did try simplifying things, but it didn’t help.
The thing that solved http://edplist è “Forbidden…” was adding
Allow all [or Allow 127.0.0.1]
To the <proxy> directive. Apparently, the base directive (in apache2.conf…?) defaults to no access whatsoever… for security reasons.
Now my Linux machine properly hits one of the instances on the mongrel_cluster and life is good there.
Still trying to figure out what’s happening when I (can’t) access things from my Windoze machines, but hey… they’re braindead anyway – right?
From: Jon Seidel CMC [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:42 PM
To: '[address removed]'
Subject: Apache/Mongrel configuration
Is anyone here a Linux/Apache/Mongrel setup guru with a little time? I’m moving away from Windows (as much as I can; my clients all use Windows) and so decided to setup a Linux machine on my office network to provide an internal Rails server environment for an application that I want available on all my machines. In addition, I have to use Linux to support a hosted Rails website so I figured this was a good learning opportunity. I now have Kubuntu 7.04, Samba, Apache 2.2, Mongrel, Ruby, Rails (1.2.6), subversion, and Capistrano up and running, but can’t quite connect the pieces so it’s recently turned into a hair-pulling opportunity.
The main problem is that I cannot get Apache to connect to the Mongrel cluster that I defined… (application name is edplist).
From the Linux box:
http://edplist è”Forbidden… don’t have access to “/”
http://edplist:9000 è my Rails application
From one of my Windows boxes:
http://edplist è Apache2 default site
http://edplist:9000 è “Can’t establish a connection”
(obviously there are also some Samba? Issues, but I can get to that later…)
I started off following the ariejan.net script – quite good () and I have recently been reviewing Coda Hale’s excellent article (http://blog.codahale.com/2006/06/19/time-for-a-grown-up-server-rails-mongrel-apache-capistrano-and-you/ )
Unfortunately, Coda’s approach requires a complete restructuring of the apache config files and I’m loathe to start up a whole new approach when I have to believe that I’m only one or two config changes away from a working system.
I won’t post all my config files and potentially clutter up the group – I can do that separately as needed; if anyone has some time and can offer some help, I would greatly appreciate it!
Oh… and if anyone has 4 sticks of 256MB PC100 or PC133 memory available, I’d love to get my hands on them: a friend has offered me a Mac Tower (G3) to setup as a server and all I need now is the RAM.
Thanks very much…jon