mod_rails aka mod_rack aka mod_ruby

Rapsey rapsey at
Thu Jun 5 18:03:45 MSD 2008

What advantage would mod_ruby have over simply proxying requests to Mongrel?


On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 3:55 PM, Michał Jaszczyk <jasiu85 at> wrote:

> I think my previous post didn't reach the list. Sorry if you get a
> duplicate, it's my first post :).
> Mike
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Michał Jaszczyk <jasiu85 at>
> Date: 2008/6/5
> Subject: mod_rails aka mod_rack aka mod_ruby
> To: nginx at
> Hi guys,
> I did a little research on how Nginx supports Ruby/Rails and if I'm
> right, you can only do proxy or FastCGI to make it working. So I
> thought... There's this mod_wsgi module for Python apps which I have
> recently used and I find it really great. Why not do the same for
> Ruby/Rails? I'm a CS student, I'm looking for a subject for my masters
> thesis and I thought that maybe I could create such module. I have
> some questions:
> 1) Do you think that making mod_ruby/mod_rack/mod_rails is a good idea?
> 2) Do you know if someone is already working on something like that?
> 3) Do you think it would be useful?
> 4) Would you/your friends/collegues be happy if you had such a module
> for Nginx? :)
> Regards,
> Mike
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