[Backgroundrb-devel] Question about acls
sweiss at stylesight.com
Tue Dec 5 15:18:06 EST 2006
So, I had some success. Basically, I totally eliminated the acl by
commenting out the line:
in method 'setup' in backgroundrb_server.rb.
Then, the connection opens up (I have a firewall and this machine is
totally blocked from the outside, I'm really not worried about
leaving this open). Important to note here is that you can't just
remove the ACL from your configuration - you have to edit the source,
since backgroundrb_server.rb will install its own ACL otherwise.
However, staying with port 22222 also proved to be a problem - even
though I was able to connect, no data seemed to go through on port
22222. Switching to port 22223 completely solved this problem.
Now my program is very happy. I can start backgroundrb on server2,
and start rails on server1. Then, when I do script/console and type
MiddleMan.jobs on server1, I get a response. If I search for a
worker that isn't there, I get the expected error message, labelled
So, 2 basic things I'm taking away from this - port 22222 has some
issue, at least on my machines - and it seems that applying any ACL
blocks remote access, regardless of what's actually in the ACL. One
more thing - if I did set the ACL to :allow => "127.0.0.1" instead
of :allow => "localhost 127.0.0.1", connections through 127.0.0.1
worked, while as expected connections through ::1 failed. No matter
what, you have to completely disable the acl to get a connection from
a remote machine.
Sorry if this is all documented a million times somewhere, I couldn't
find it. Thanks again for such useful software, it's almost perfect
One more question - is there an issue now with calling one worker's
method from another worker? I have a chat notification worker that
works fine if it's called from rails or from the backgroundrb
console, but if it's called from another worker nothing seems to
happen (like, the method never gets called, there's no error or
anything). It's not a deal-breaker, but it did work in ver 1...
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