[Instantrails-users] www.mycookbook.com not working - just shows apache page

Curt Hibbs curt.hibbs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 07:04:21 EDT 2005


Ken, do you have Administrator priviledges on your machine? Not having them
would prevent you from being able to save the HOSTS file and would explain
you problem.

Curt

On 10/11/05, Curt Hibbs <curt.hibbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 10/11/05, Ken Barker <ken.barker at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 10/11/05, Curt Hibbs <curt.hibbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Did you edit your HOSTS file and add the line:
> > >
> > > 127.0.0.1 <http://127.0.0.1> www.mycookbook.com<http://www.mycookbook.com>
> >
> >
> > Yes. Edited the file IRails opened for me.
> >
> > Is you browse configured to use a proxy server? If so, make sue you've
> > > got the checkbox checked to now use the proxy for local addresses (this is
> > > an IE setting). Or better yet, as an experiment set you internet connection
> > > temporarily to "direct connection" and then see if it works.
> >
> >
> > Direct connection already using FireFox.
> >
>
> Hmm... this is strange.
>
> The reason for using virtual hosts in the apache config file is so that
> you can ave multiple rails apps running at the same time. Let's try making
> the cookbook app be the one and only (i.e., the default) virtual host.
>
> Edit your apache config file (menu: Configure >> Apache). At the very end
> of the file you'll see two virtual host definitions. One for localhost and
> one for cookbook. Delete the one for localhost and save the file.
>
> Restart apache and try browing to:
>
> http://localhost/
>
> or
>
> http://127.0.0.1/
>
> Does that work?
>
> Curt
>
> PS
> What version of Windows are you using? I should have mentioned that this
> only works with Windows 2000 or newer.
>
>
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