With ethereal and an http filter, I can see this request and response...

GET /yaml.Z HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*
User-Agent: RubyGems/0.8.3
Host: gems.rubyforge.org

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 14:20:49 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) mod_gzip/1.3.26.1a PHP/4.3.9
Last-Modified: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 12:45:33 GMT
ETag: "a004e-60537-42567ced"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 394551
Content-Type: text/plain

[then I see a bunch of binary data]

Then something strange happens..

I just keep getting "TCP 3401 > http [ACK]"  and "http > 3401 [ACK]"
over and over again.  No more data is sent.

Trying to keep this on topic:  Does Ruby use any particular underlying
libraries on the operating system that I can check that might be broken?

Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Isaacs 
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 10:23 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: Problem installing gems


There aren't any proxies on this network.  I have a standard network
setup with just a firewall that allows outbound access for everything.
I have also tried switching on and off the windows firewall which hasn't
made any difference.   


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Weirich [mailto:jim / weirichhouse.org]
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 10:10 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: Problem installing gems


Robert Isaacs said:
[...]
> I get the following message:
>
>     Upgrading installed gems...
>     Updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
>
> and it freezes there forever.
>
> One other interesting fact that might be useful is that wget also 
> fails on this desktop as well.  It times out on *sending* the http
request.

Hmmm ... what is the proxy situation on that particular box?  Browsers
tend to pick up the proxy configuration automatically, but many tools
(perhaps including wget) need a http_proxy environment variable set.

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