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DRb Renaissance #

by why in cult

Wow, there’s really been a resurgence of DRb use lately. Which is great. It’s one of our most venerated protocols.

said on 16 May 2006 at 12:46

Doesn’t DRb not work right through NAT though?

said on 16 May 2006 at 13:24

I don’t see why NAT would be a problem, except perhaps that DRb’s IP-based ACLs obviously won’t work.

There’s nothing in DRb proper that depends on IP addresses; you just need a bidirectional communication channel.

In fact, I’ve got a Rails project at work that uses DRb-over unix domain sockets (though, weirdly, Rails seems to break the parsing of drbunix: URIs in a few situations).

said on 16 May 2006 at 19:24

I think the problem is that the server needs to open a connection back to the client, which would break with NAT . There is drbfire at rubyforge though.

said on 17 May 2006 at 09:01

Gah. Loving this.

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