Gateway id conversion forms a gateway between different DRb protocols or networks.
The gateway needs to install this id conversion and create servers for each of the protocols or networks it will be a gateway between. It then needs to create a server that attaches to each of these networks. For example:
require 'drb/drb' require 'drb/unix' require 'drb/gw' DRb.install_id_conv DRb::GWIdConv.new gw = DRb::GW.new s1 = DRb::DRbServer.new 'drbunix:/path/to/gateway', gw s2 = DRb::DRbServer.new 'druby://example:10000', gw s1.thread.join s2.thread.join
Each client must register services with the gateway, for example:
DRb.start_service 'drbunix:', nil # an anonymous server gw = DRbObject.new nil, 'drbunix:/path/to/gateway' gw[:unix] = some_service DRb.thread.join