using rails with proxy problem

Matt Lawson wrote:

i'm trying to tell rails to use a proxy, but i'm getting an error at the
command line, does anybody know what this means?

C:\InstantRails>gem install rails --include-dependencies --http-proxy
http://int
ernet.mywebsite.net:80
ERROR: While executing gem ... (NoMethodError)
    undefined method `[]=' for #<Gem::ConfigFile:0x27e758c>

While this is not an answer to your question, but it would appear (unless it's a huge coincidence) that you're using InstantRails. If that's the case, rails is already installed.

Cheers
Mohit.

Matt Lawson wrote:

Mohit Sindhwani wrote:
  

Matt Lawson wrote:
    

i'm trying to tell rails to use a proxy, but i'm getting an error at the
command line, does anybody know what this means?

C:\InstantRails>gem install rails --include-dependencies --http-proxy
http://int
ernet.mywebsite.net:80
ERROR: While executing gem ... (NoMethodError)
    undefined method `[]=' for #<Gem::ConfigFile:0x27e758c>

While this is not an answer to your question, but it would appear
(unless it's a huge coincidence) that you're using InstantRails. If
that's the case, rails is already installed.

Cheers
Mohit.
    
yes rails is installed, i am needing to know how to use rails with a proxy server

Hi Matt,

The command that you are trying to use will install rails on your PC when the PC is behind a proxy. I'm not sure what you mean by "use rails with a prxoy server" - do you want a client behind a proxy server to access your web content, or do you want your web application to be served from a server behind a proxy. In both cases, the approach that you're taking will only install rails - it won't do either of the 2 options I mentioned above.

Cheers
Mohit.

Matt Lawson wrote:

Matt Lawson wrote:

I guess i need to clarify a little...

I have a rails application that uses http/https to read/write to a database through an API, and it works fine when i'm at home, but not when i'm at work (behind corporate firewall).

i'm needing to know how to get this application to work behind the firewall...
    
Any suggestions Mohit?
  
(resend - I recd an error when I sent the mail the first time. Sorry if you receive multiple copies)

Morning, Matt! Where is the database that you're trying to reach? It appears to me that your database is not running on the same PC as InstantRails. So what seems to be happening is that your corporate firewall is blocking Rails from accessing the database server. For example, for MySQL, Ruby (Rails) typically needs to access port 3306. It seems that your corporate firewall is blocking that. If that's the case, you probably need your IT guys to allow Ruby to access the remote database server using the port.

Perhaps someone else can be of help?

Cheers
Mohit.

Matt Lawson wrote:

Matt Lawson wrote:
  

Mohit Sindhwani wrote:
    

Matt Lawson wrote:
      

firewall...
          
figured it out, thought i'd post the soluction for anyone else who might read this thread.

To access documents via HTTP when a proxy server is required, use the Net::HTTP::Proxy class.

example:

    require 'net/http'

    proxy_addr = 'your.proxy.host'
    proxy_port = 8080
            :
    Net::HTTP::Proxy(proxy_addr, proxy_port).start('www.example.com') {|http|
      # always connect to your.proxy.addr:8080
            :
    }

further reading: http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/net/http/rdoc/classes/Net/HTTP.html

Good to know, Matt.

Cheers
Mohit.