I've been following through the book for the last couple of days (great book by the way).
I've installed everything fine on my localhost. I've installed Ruby, gems and rails on my linux (centos 4.5) box with no problems.
I've installed mongrel, which didn't seem to throw up any errors, but when I run:
mongrel_rails start -e production
Which I would assume meant everything should be working fine. But when I try to access my site at http://mysite.com:3000 the connection just times out.
** Starting Mongrel listening at 0.0.0.0:3000
** Starting Rails with production environment...
** Rails loaded.
** Loading any Rails specific GemPlugins
** Signals ready. TERM => stop. USR2 => restart. INT => stop (no restart).
** Rails signals registered. HUP => reload (without restart). It might not work well.
** Mongrel available at 0.0.0.0:3000
** Use CTRL-C to stop.