Bill Guindon wrote:

>On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 12:09:09 +0900, Jeremy Bear <jeremy.bear / gmail.com> wrote:
>  
>
>>>>My main question, I guess, is this:  Is there any way that I can use
>>>>WEBrick in a local setting only that will not open up a persons
>>>>computer to the outside world?
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>WEBrick rocks.
>>>
>>>You can use :BindAddress => local_ip and it will be LAN accessible only. Like:
>>>
>>>:BindAddress => 192.168.0.100, :Port => 2000
>>>
>>>See its code, as I use Wee and its a bit different, like:
>>>Wee::WEBrickAdaptor.register('/app' => app).start(:BindAddress =>
>>>'192.168.0.100', :Port => 2000)
>>>      
>>>
>>Ah, okay.  This seems simple enough.  My question regarding this,
>>though, is: What if I don't know what they have their local IP set to?
>> Does it need to match their IP, or is there a more "generic" one I
>>can use, such as the 127.0.0.1 address that vruz mentioned, that will
>>work no matter what for the local host?
>>    
>>
>
>127.0.01 is the IP for 'localhost' (ie: "this machine"), so it's a
>safe bet that.
>The only time I could see it being an issue is if they're already
>running another server of some kind on the same port (unlikely).
>
>  
>
Is Webrick can be use for single point of entry (every request served by 
index.rb).

regards
Eko