[Dancer-users] deployment problems with apache + starman

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Mon Nov 7 20:13:29 CET 2011

On Nov 7, 2011, at 12:59 PM, Assaf Gordon wrote:

> Eureka! 
> Alex Knowles wrote, On 11/07/11 13:04:
>> There's a behind_proxy setting in config which is probably exactly for
>> this situation:
>> http://search.cpan.org/~xsawyerx/Dancer-1.3080/lib/Dancer/Config.pm#behind_proxy_%28boolean%29
> Thanks Alex, "behind_proxy" is indeed *almost* the solution.
> I found it by looking at the code (it is *not* mentioned anywhere in Dancer::Deployment), but still couldn't get it to work properly, until now.
> The problem is that for some reason, the apache headers are listed in "request->env" as HTTP_X_FORWARDED_HOST instead of "X_FORWARDED_HOST".
> Not sure if this is a problem with my apache configuration, or PSGI/Plack program or something else.
> But because of that, "behind_proxy" was not working.
> I've added a patch that fixes the "behind_proxy" in this situation, but also warns if "behind_proxy" is defined and the X_FORWARDED_HOST is not found - because this case should not be just ignored.
> https://github.com/agordon/Dancer/commit/5b0e9562acacaee18fd6519c32c9d33f8c202a59
> With this patch, I'm able to solve all my previous deployment questions:
> 1. Multiple dancer applications under one server
> 2. Multiple dancer applications not under the root directory
> 3. Serve static files directly with apache (not through dancer)
> So if you please agree to include this patch, I'll be happy to change (improve?) the deployment pod with more examples.
> regards,
> -gordon

Thank you for this. I also had the same problem and uri_for was returning http://localhost:3000/ instead of the proper server name..

 I also had turned on behind_proxy and my Apache configuration was nothing out of the ordinary. I was using Starman along with Apache:

<VirtualHost …>

       <Proxy *>
         Order deny,allow
         Allow from allow

      ProxyPass        / http://localhost:3031/
      ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:3031/

Last week, people on IRC told me that my Apache was bonked and that I should use hard links instead of the uri_for to bypass this issue - I was going to look into it, but thank you for this patch. I hope this gets included. 

Thank you Gordon - just wanted to confirm I also had the same issues but chalked it up to my installation. Will try your patch. 


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