Currently I’m looking into the documentation for Mongrel and Apache to help bridge the LightHTTPD server and the Apache server to both use port 80. This will solve the problem of not showing the Rails port outside of the campus network but also provide the necessary steps to provide added stability to sites using this documentation to create a map server.
Once I have successfully done this I will be posting the next revision in the documentation that covers the majority of the steps in detail, the ones that vary greatly, such as the SMTP server installation, will be covered briefly with links to more detailed solutions.
The email messages have been fixed by changing the strings used by generators. Not all of the strings have been changed, just enough to create a solid proof of concept and provide documentation on the process as this is something the end user will have to modify themselves as they see fit.
Two weeks ago I gave a presentation to RCOS on this project, the slide show (and voice track narration) can be found here: