I'm running lighttpd + fastcgi + rails Say that the lighttpd root directory is the rails application /public directory. I'm just curious. If theres a file in the document root with the same name as a controller, does the file get served first? How does that work? Does lighttpd check the root directory first to see if the file exists- If not, it calls dispatch.fcgi? I want to know if the rails app is called in any way if i'm just serving static files that are in the /public directory- such as images and text files.
on 2006-03-23 20:52
on 2006-03-23 23:33
On Mar 23, 2006, at 10:52 AM, Vincent G. wrote: > text files. > > -- > Vincent H Gov > _______________________________________________ > Rails mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails Vincent- The way dispatch.fcgi works is that it is assigned to be the error handler in the lighty.conf file./ So lighty first checks public for files that match the url and serves them directly without invoking rails if they exist. If they don't exist then a 404 error is raised and sent to dispatch.fcgi for rails to sort out. This liine in your lighttpd.conf file is what looks for fo.html if the url is /foo url.rewrite = ( "^/$" => "index.html", "^([^.]+)$" => "$1.html" ) So the short answer is yes, if you put .html files in the public dir or any subdir in public it will get served by lighty without ever invoking rails. Cheers- -Ezra
on 2006-03-24 06:09
hmm.. those lines are commented out in my conf file.