[Mongrel] Error : No protocol handler was valid for the URL...

Charles Brian Quinn me at seebq.com
Sat Dec 30 08:57:00 EST 2006

What happens if you put an index.html file in public and try to access that:


or, since you've got the maintencence.html rewrite rule, put a
maintenence.html file in the system dir and see if it automatically
loads that....

Could you try this conf instead:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName myapp.com

    ProxyPass / http://www.myapp.com:8000/
    ProxyPassReverse / http://www.myapp.com:8000
    ProxyPreserveHost on

with a mongrel listening on 8000 (you may have to use localhost if
you've only bound your mongrel to in the configuration).

if that works, like Zed, says, start to add back your balancer and the
rewrite rules and increase the complexity and see what happens....

if that apache install coexists with the 2.054, it could be reading
that one's doc root and skipping over yours.  where's your .conf file
for that app, and where does it get loaded, starting from, say
httpd.conf.  For example, /etc/httpd.conf loads vhosts.d/mysite.conf ,

good luck,

Charles Brian Quinn
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On 12/30/06, Wouf <woufdraft at gmail.com> wrote:
>  I think my configuration is not complex at all, my debian is a fresh
> install with just apache 2.2.3 (just one apache version),svn, ruby, rails,
> mongrel, capistrano and that's all.
>  Everything works quite well, I cant deploy my local application using
> capistrano... mongrel cluster is ok and the process of deploying works well.
>  The only problem I have is that I can't access my "just deployed"
> application through  apache... and I want to use apache.
>  So you have no idea to where my error come from ?
>  Zed A. Shaw a écrit :
>  On Fri, 29 Dec 2006 23:22:51 +0100
> "Pou Belle" <woufdraft at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Hi everybody,
>  I just suscribe to the list because I have a problem using mongrel and
> mongrel_cluster... I setup a server (debian unstable wich provide apache
> 2.2.3 as a pakage) but I have an error when I try to access my application :
> ERROR 403 : Forbidden, You don't have permission to access / on this
> server.
>  Your configuration seems rather complex. And it looks like you might have
> multiple versions of apache on that machine.
> I'd take a step back, start with a fresh config on a pristine machine, and
> do the simplest configuration you can. Then slowly build it up to what you
> need. If that all works then you'll have a stable base to compare with.
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