mod_rails aka mod_rack aka mod_ruby

Michał Jaszczyk jasiu85 at
Thu Jun 5 18:22:44 MSD 2008

Well, speed, hopefully. And lower memory/cpu/etc consumption. And it
may be easier to create an app an run it under Nginx instead of
configuring Mongrel, proxying etc. Also a bit less things to take care
of. Basically, reasons for mod_ruby are the same as for mod_wsgi.



W dniu 5 czerwca 2008 16:03 użytkownik Rapsey <rapsey at> napisał:
> What advantage would mod_ruby have over simply proxying requests to Mongrel?
> Sergej
> 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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