Ryan Phillips wrote:

> You could write a script that FTP's to the server and uses the list
> command to get the filestamp of the file and compare it to a filestamp
> locally.
> 
> -ryan
> 
> On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 04:58:49 +0900, Randy Lawrence <jm / zzzzzzzzzzzz.com> wrote:
> 
>>Has anyone already implemented a ruby script to check if a new ruby
>>snapshot is available?  Would be neat if it could do this without
>>downloading the snapshot.
>>
>>It seems the Ruby 1.8.1 snapshot is updated fairly frequently and the
>>download page doesn't indicate the date/time stamp (so we periodically
>>download, untar, ungzip and examine the timestamps manually).
>>
>>
> 
> 
> 

Yea, we just poked a hole in our firewall to allow ftp now.  We were 
downloading to our public server, and then downloading to our lan.  Now 
we can just connect directly. :)