Hi Everyone, This is basically an FYI because I don't think there is much that can be done about it. I work at a DoD lab and up until very recently I had no problems at all getting to rubyonrails.org. All week long I have not been able to visit the site and I finally gave up and submitted a trouble call to our network help desk. I was told that the site was in a class B range that is being blocked by the "core router". What that means is that this is not a local firewall policy, it is blocked much higher up the food chain from me. So, if anyone else works for the DoD and has been having trouble getting there too, now you probably know why. And let me tell you, trying to use the google cache of the site is like reading war and peace through a keyhole :( Gary H.
on 2006-05-05 02:36
on 2006-05-05 03:35
Gary, That's rough news man :( But, if you are trying to access the API, you could try a site like http://railshelp.com/ Of course, that will only get you the API and not the blog, wiki, and other features of the rubyonrails.org site. Best, Ryan
on 2006-05-05 03:47
Hmm, I bet this might be related to Rails' recent association with cocaine. :P http://www.loudthinking.com/arc/000588.html Joe
on 2006-05-05 07:18
"Rails" has always been slang for "lines" of cocaine. I honestly thought that's what Ruby on Rails was named after lol