[Mongrel] Uploading Large (100mb+) files

Zed A. Shaw zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Tue Nov 28 15:38:01 EST 2006

On Tue, 28 Nov 2006 14:17:37 -0600
cremes.devlist at mac.com wrote:

> On Nov 28, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Rogelio Samour wrote:
> > I would like to combine what you guys are suggesting. Namely, have  
> > a merb app (mongrel) dealio... be the sole file uploader listener.  
> > I understand the ReWrite rules and ProxyPass magic. However, this  
> > poses a new question: how would I go about downloading these  
> > uploaded files? I'm assuming I would want this mongrel node to also  
> > be a file server, correct?
> >
> > My only experience with setting up mongrel is through  
> > mongrel_rails. cremes: are you saying this upload-only mongrel is  
> > it's own setup?  if so,  is there docs on setting up something like  
> > this?
> >
> Well, there aren't any specific docs explaining how to do this  
> configuration. There are docs for setting up a standalone Mongrel.  
> Then there are other docs which show how to create a mongrel cluster  
> and proxy it with Apache. Just combine the two techniques and you're  
> done. It really is as simple as it sounds.
> If you have specific problems that you need the group's help to  
> overcome, post here and we'll try.

Yep, it's not hard, the main thing is to read up on the Configurator and to create your own startup script.  It's maybe 20-60 lines of code depending on how complex you want to get.

Take a look at the mongrel_rails script and the Configurator documentation in the RDoc:


I've also already done this for a company and they've given me permission to write it up and release it for other people to use.

Zed A. Shaw, MUDCRAP-CE Master Black Belt Sifu
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