From: "Matthew Margolis" <mrmargolis / wisc.edu>
> Bill Kelly wrote:
> >From: "Matthew Margolis" <mrmargolis / wisc.edu>
> >
> >>I can not get a working TCPSocket under windows with ruby 1.8.2.  It 
> >>just hangs.  Is there currently a solution for this problem?
> >>    
> >Could you post your code?  I've used TCPSocket (and UDPSocket)
> >heavily under Win32 ruby since, I think version 1.6.4... Currently
> >running ruby 1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [i386-mswin32].
> >
> sure
> -----------------
> require 'Timeout'
> require 'socket'
> time =5
> 
> begin
>   Timeout.timeout(time) do
>     s = TCPSocket.new("google.com", "echo")
>     puts "fish"
>     s.close
>   end
>  rescue Timeout::Error
>       puts "Timed out"
> end
> ----------------
> I couldn't get ping.rb(stdlib) to work so I tried my own version and it 
> doesn't work either.

Note, the above code also hangs under Linux, too. :)

I think it's just that google.com doesn't answer 
connection requests on port 7 (echo).

Here's similar code (in irb on Windows) using http
instead of echo:

>> require 'socket'
=> true
>> s = TCPSocket.new("google.com", "http")
=> #<TCPSocket:0x2dc1828>
>> s.print "GET / HTTP/1.0\r\n\r\n"
=> nil
>> s.gets
=> "HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n"
>> s.gets
=> "Cache-Control: private\r\n"
>> s.gets
=> "Content-Type: text/html\r\n"
>> s.gets
=> "Set-Cookie: PREF=ID=5eb25ab2dffff310:TM=1109793965:LM=1109793965:
S=MmppHbq23LjrmaeH; expires=Sun, 17-Jan-2038 19:14:07 GMT; path=/;
domain=.google.com\r\n"
>> s.gets
=> "Server: GWS/2.1\r\n"
>> s.gets
=> "Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 20:06:05 GMT\r\n"
>> s.gets
=> "Connection: Close\r\n"
>> s.gets
=> "\r\n"
>> s.gets
=> "<html><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;
charset=ISO-8859-1\"><title>Google</title><style><!--\n"
>> s.close
=> nil


HTH,

Regards,

Bill