Making a internal rails server reachable from the internet

Hello list,

I do my rails development on a XP machine. In order to test the
deployment
scheme as well as capistrano deployment, I’ve set up a local Virtual
Machine
(VMWare 6) with Ubuntu 7.04. I’ve set it up to use bridged networking so
it
would appear as a regular machine o my LAN subnet. Everything went fine,
I’ve configured it with Apache, mongrel, set up capistrano and so on.

Inside my LAN, I can happilly access this machine by pointing to its IP
addres in the browser of any other machine in the LAN (including the
host XP
machine).

What I would like to do is to make this Virtual ubuntu rails box
available
to the internet so that people outside my LAN could access it (through
my
external IP address). The machine with the internet connection is the
host
XP machine.

Does anyone have any idea on how could I do it ?

Thanks in advance,

Marcelo.

Could I just have my mongrels on this VM server and use the XP’s Apache
as
the front-end with mod_proxy_balancer?

Thanks,

Marcelo.

On Aug 21, 4:20 pm, “Marcelo de Moraes S.” [email protected]
wrote:

What I would like to do is to make this Virtual ubuntu rails box available
to the internet so that people outside my LAN could access it (through my
external IP address). The machine with the internet connection is the host
XP machine.

Does anyone have any idea on how could I do it ?

Without really knowing what your network setup is, I’d say that what
you’re going to have to do is set up some port-forwarding in your
router or firewall so that people hitting your external IP on port 80
(for example) are forwarded in to the internal machine you want them
to hit.

I would just add that, obviously, doing this sort of thing carries
numerous security implications, so tread carefully.

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