Preventing unauthorized access to mongrel balancermenbers
how can i prevent direct access via mongrel cluster ports 8000 8001 etc analogue to port 80 authentication within apache e.g.:
Allow from all
require user xy
require group admins
My first guess would be /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.deny. You should be able to allow access to the port from localhost (which allows apache to proxy to mongrel) but deny access to he mongel ports from anywhere on the network.