My thanks, as well. I use DreamHost, and haven't got
around to finding out if I could use Rails over there.
Question answered! (And if I had an app running, I'd
find out about the problem a lot more quickly here...)

Dave Burt wrote:
> Doug Pfeffer wrote:
>> Just an alert to Dreamhost users. I saw that a few of my Rails sites 
>> were down, and after further probing noticed that a plain ol' Ruby/CGI 
>> app was down too. Even irb isn't working. Can anyone else confirm this? 
>> I'm on the 'venice' server.
> 
> Thanks for posting this, Doug -- a handy heads-up. I noticed IRB wasn't
> working, but didn't think to check my Rails sites.
> 
> I wouldn't classify this as off-topic as some others seem to be;
> Dreamhost is a popular Ruby-capable ISP.
> 
> And they have resolved the issue.
> 
> http://status.dreamhost.com/
> 
> Last night we had a problem with our ruby on rails package causing the
> ruby gems to be unavailable. The problem has been fixed as of 10:30 GMT
> -0700 . If you are still experiencing problems using ruby please contact
> support.
> 
> Cheers,
> Dave
>