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

Ken Barker ken.barker at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 07:53:54 EDT 2005


Curt,

I am on WinXP Pro with Administrator privileges...

Will try the Apache config this evening when I get home.

Thanks.

Ken

On 10/12/05, Curt Hibbs <curt.hibbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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