Allow network access to Sinatra server running on Rack?

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Sep 3, 2015, 8:10:43 AM9/3/15
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Hi all,

Sinatra supports access over the network by setting the bind setting to '' - I can't seem to find any docs on how this is achieved when running Sinatra via Rack::Cascade. Anyone have any Ideas??

Also, finding it hard to find docs on how to pass Rackup --options into the Sinatra app running in Rack::Cascade.

Thanks - any help much appreciated!


Steve Fazekas

Sep 3, 2015, 9:09:35 AM9/3/15

I think I have that config set up for my  own use and when I get into work later I'll send you what I have this afternoon.  If you think everything is set correctly try setting a different port. 

Steve Fazekas

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Sep 3, 2015, 12:11:42 PM9/3/15
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Hi Steve,

Thanks. I am passing in the port setting when starting rack from the command line like so :$ rackup --server thin --host localhost --port 4567

I also pass in options via the --options flag but can't seem to find any documentation on how to access these options anywhere!


Sep 3, 2015, 12:15:18 PM9/3/15
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Aha - it was just a matter of setting the host to in the command options like so :$ rackup --server thin --host --port 4567

Still no idea how to access the options though :(

James Tucker

Sep 7, 2015, 11:50:32 AM9/7/15
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Those are really server options. Rackup isn't really a framework. People often want to extend it for this purpose, but isnt designed in that way really.

What you could do would be to write your own binary, using rack::server and then grab options from there, but in that case you'd really be better off implementing options yourself so that you have more control and aren't reliant on APIs that no one really uses (and thus may be subject to change).

Racks server infrastructure has always been designed to be used programmatically for this reason.

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