webrick across network

Michael Satterwhite wrote:

I do my development on a Linux box. I'd like to test my code on a
Windows box running IE - as that is what most of my users will have. The
problem is that I can't access the Webrick server on my Linux box from
another computer on the network. It just can't connect.

I'm guessing that there is some configuration I'm missing - but I can't
find it. Can someone offer some help?

Thanks in Advance
---Michael

Michael,
    I can think of two things to check (probably obvious, yet I thought I will mention them):
    a) Make sure you can ping the Linux box from the windows machine. Someimes one way works, but not the other way.
    b) Also make sure Webrick is using 0.0.0.0:3000 and not 127.0.0.1:3000
Cheers
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Try running the script/server command with -h

That prints:

Usage: server [options]
    -p, --port=port Runs Rails on the specified port.
                                     Default: 3000
    -b, --binding=ip Binds Rails to the specified ip.
                                     Default: 0.0.0.0
    -d, --daemon Make server run as a Daemon.
    -e, --environment=name Specifies the environment to run
this server under (test/development/production).
                                     Default: development

    -h, --help Show this help message.

Something you might want to check: set your binding IP, your Port,
and make sure your Firewall rules will allow the incoming connection.

Hope this helps -

Dave
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