[Pdns-users] Project back-end admin for powerdns

Julian Pawlowski lists at propenguin.net
Sun Apr 19 14:36:41 UTC 2009

Hi Kenneth,

thnx for your clarification :-)

Gave it a try - just a short feedback about some issues I run into
when running it as an application via Apache/fcgid in a subdirectory.

In the Apache conf file I entered an alias to /public in the PDNSoR appdir:

Alias /dnsadmin /srv/www/htdocs/powerdns-on-rails/public

I also adjusted the .htaccess accordingly to fit current needs:

 AddHandler fcgid-script .fcgi
 RewriteBase /dnsadmin

Now the PDNSoR app starts with a failure regarding the routing entry point:

 "No route matches "/dnsadmin/" with {:method=>:get"

Then I had a look to Google which told me to include something like
the following into config/environment.rb:

 config.action_controller.relative_url_root = "/dnsadmin"

After this PDNSoR runs properly except problems with accessing some images: - - [19/Apr/2009:16:25:48 +0200] "GET
/images/top-background.png HTTP/1.1" 404 1330 - - [19/Apr/2009:16:25:48 +0200] "GET /images/error.png
HTTP/1.1" 404 1330 - - [19/Apr/2009:16:25:48 +0200] "GET
/images/exclamation.png HTTP/1.1" 404 1330 - - [19/Apr/2009:16:25:49 +0200] "GET
/images/accept.png HTTP/1.1" 404 1330

I think you might find this helpful to adjust the code to not ignore
the relative_url_root at these points :-)

I will let you know if there are any additional issues running it in
this constellation.


2009/4/17 Kenneth Kalmer <kenneth.kalmer at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Julian Pawlowski <lists at propenguin.net>
> wrote:
>> > Another option is PowerDNS on Rails available at
>> > http://kennethkalmer.github.com/powerdns-on-rails/
>> I saw it a few weeks ago but didn't try it yet. Mainly because it
>> depends on the installation of Ruby on Rails on my servers and I would
>> like to avoid any more complexity or dependencies if possible... maybe
>> I will give it a try once but I would prefer to have something that is
>> just based on PHP because every normal webserver supports it. I'm even
>> wondering why this has been implemented in Ruby as the functionality
>> is not that complex as that it couldn't be done in PHP very easily.
> Hi Julian
> Thanks for the feedback.
> I'm a Ruby developer by trade, hence PowerDNS is written in Rails. I've had
> my fair share of PHP in my life, and will be a happy man not working with it
> ever again. This is my own opinion, and I reserve the right to it.
> As for the complexity, deploying Rails on Apache has been made very simple
> with Passenger (www.modrails.com). I'll be happy to update the PowerDNS on
> Rails wiki with some links and guidelines to get going. But once Passenger
> is installed, all you need is the code from github. PowerDNS onĀ  Rails
> requires no external dependencies, except for Ruby 1.8.6 and Rubygems 1.3.
> I'll need to know which operating systems (excl Windows) to target the
> guides to though.
> Looking forward to helping where I can so you guys can give it a spin.
> Best
> --
> Kenneth Kalmer
> kenneth.kalmer at gmail.com
> http://opensourcery.co.za

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