[Instantrails-users] Can't Get InstantRails Default Applications to Work

Curt Hibbs curt.hibbs at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 09:23:15 EDT 2006


Is your browser configured to use a proxy server? If so, then the HOSTS
definition of www.mycookbook.com will be igored and a real DNS lookup
through the proxy server will result in the real internet site instead of
your local machine.

This happens to me when I'm on my work machine. If so, just temporarily turn
off the proxy server setting and it should start working as expected.

Curt

On 8/4/06, a friend <desperado9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
> I have a Windows XP Professional machine with Service
> Pack 2 on it.  I've downloaded and installed the
> latest InstantRails distro but I can't get either the
> cookbook or typo applications to work.  When I try to
> access them, they just time out.  Here's my entire
> installation and troubleshooting process.  Does
> anybody have any idea on what is wrong?
>
> First I extracted InstantRails 1.3a to
> C:\InstantRails.
>
> Before I started InstantRails, I went to the Apache
> directory and started Apache.  I got this message:
>
>         Syntax error on line 74 of
> c:/instantrails/apache/conf/httpd.conf:
>         ServerRoot must be a valid directory
>
> Then I started InstantRails and got this message in a
> popup window:
>
>         Apache port (80) is used by "" (inetinfo.exe)!
>
> Next, I went to Configure > Apache and changed the
> Port and Listen to 3000:
>
>         Port 3000
>         Listen 3000
>
> I also went into the Windows Host file and added these
> lines:
>
>         127.0.0.1       localhost
>         127.0.0.1       www.mycookbook.com
>         127.0.0.1       typo
>
> Now when I restarted IR and opened the Rails
> Application window, I checked the checkbox next to
> cookbook and clicked the "Start SCGI Server" button.
> When I entered http://www.mycookbook.com, I got the
> Internet site, not the local Rails application.
>
> Next I entered http://127.0.0.1:3000/ and the browser
> displayed the message "coming soon!" which is coming
> from C:\InstantRails\www\index.html.
>
> Now I opened up the Windows Hosts file again and
> changed the ports for the RoR applications:
>
>         127.0.0.1               localhost
>         127.0.0.1:3000  www.mycookbook.com
>         127.0.0.1:3000  typo
>
> Then I restarted IR, went to Manage Rails
> Applications, checked the cookbook application
> checkbox, and clicked the "Start SCGI Server" button.
>
> This time when I started the cookbook application with
> the URL http://www.mycookbook.com:3000/, my Firefox
> browser said "The connection has timed out."  I also
> tried it in IE but got the message, "The page cannot
> be displayed" and "Cannot find server or DNS Error".
>
> Next I went to the Apache directory and started Apache
> by hand.  There were no errors reported.
>
> Next I stopped my Windows firewall and tried
> http://www.mycookbook.com:3000/ again in both Firefox
> and IE and got the same messages as before.  There's
> nothing in the Apache Error and Access logs and the
> InstantRails log looks normal:
>
>         03/08 21:00:22 Instant Rails: Servers starting
>         03/08 21:00:23 Apache : Apache port (80) is used by
> "" (inetinfo.exe) !
>         03/08 21:00:23 MySql  : Configuration file changed
>         03/08 21:00:23 Apache : Configuration file changed
>         03/08 21:06:08 Apache : Configuration file changed
>         03/08 21:06:20 Instant Rails: Stop the Servers
>         03/08 21:06:31 Instant Rails: Servers starting
>         03/08 21:16:54 Instant Rails: Stop the Servers
>         03/08 21:17:17 Instant Rails: Servers starting
>         03/08 21:19:44 Instant Rails: Stop the Servers
>         03/08 21:19:49 Instant Rails: Servers starting
>         03/08 21:28:27 Instant Rails: Stop the Servers
>         03/08 21:31:08 Instant Rails: Servers starting
>
> When I do a "netstat -a" this is what I see:
>
>
> C:\InstantRails>netstat -a
>
>         Active Connections
>
>           Proto  Local Address          Fore
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:smtp   LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:http   LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:epmap  LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:https  LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:microsoft-d
>         TENING
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:1035   LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:1351   LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:1039   LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:1057   LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:1118   loca
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:1119   loca
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:1352   LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:ms-sql-s  L
>         NG
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:62514  LLC3
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:netbios-ssn
>         ENING
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:ms-sql-s  L
>         NG
>           TCP    LLC30-E00008034:52028  LLC3
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:407    *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:microsoft-d
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:isakmp  *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1025   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1026   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1033   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1079   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:2967   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:3456   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:4500   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:52311  *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:ntp    *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1060   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1159   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1191   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1900   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:62514  *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:ntp    *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:netbios-ns
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:netbios-dgm
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:1900   *:*
>           UDP    LLC30-E00008034:52029  *:*
>
> I tried changing this file
> C:\InstantRails\rails_apps\cookbook\config\scgi.yaml
> from
>
>         :host: 127.0.0.1
>
> to
>
>         :host: 127.0.0.1:3000
>
> Even this didn't work!!!  HELP!!!  What's wrong????
>
>
>
>
>
>
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