Ruby Quick Start Guide - QuotaGuard Static IP


    When you sign up with QuotaGuard, you will be provided with a unique username and password and a connection string that you can use when configuring your proxy service in your Ruby Application.

    It will look something like this format:

    All requests that you make via this proxy will appear to the destination server to originate from one of the two static IPs you will be assigned when you sign up. You can find those in your Dashboard.

    We recommend you store the connection string in an environment variable QUOTAGUARD_URL. If you have signed up via the add-ons platform on Heroku, this variable will be automatically set in your production environment.


    Ruby has many HTTP client libraries, but our favorite for HTTP interactions is rest-client.

    You can run the below example in an irb session and verify that the final IP returned is one of your two static IPs.

    require "rest-client"
    RestClient.proxy = ENV["QUOTAGUARD_URL"] if ENV["QUOTAGUARD_URL"]
    res = RestClient.get("")
    puts "Your IP was: #{res.body}"

    Other Libraries

    We have examples for other common Ruby HTTP libraries as well, but if you can’t find what you are looking for just send us a Support ticket and we’ll get the right one sent to you.

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