On Monday 28 March 2005 11:11 am, Yohanes Santoso wrote:
> David Corbin <dcorbin / machturtle.com> writes:
> > Exactly my point.  So why does it inherit from TCPSocket, and more
> > importanly IO? read, write and all the variations are all not applicable,
> > as far as I can tell.
> >
> > On Sunday 27 March 2005 08:15 pm, Eric Hodel wrote:
> >> A TCP Server is just a socket you called listen(2) on:
>
> Exactly because it is a TCPSocket. A TCPServer is a TCPSocket with
> bound local address(es) (whether it is a specific local address or all
> addresses the local host responds to) and thus can be made to listen
> to incoming TCP connections on those _bound_ local address(es).

Is it really a TCPSocket, or is it just a TCP socket.  If it's a TCPSocket, I 
could do this.

socket = TCPServer('www.google.com', 80)
socket.puts "GET /"

etc.  It's not that I think I can't do that (it might actually work for all I 
know), but I can't imagine why I would to.