I thought readpartial was only available in Ruby 1.8.3. We're on 1.8.2. 
Do you have any ideas for a 1.8.2 solution? Is the rescue/retry approach 
I took OK?

Thank you,
Ben

Tanaka Akira wrote:

>>Thank you for your thoughts, Tanaka. How would you suggest that I 
>>restart sysread?
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>replace sysread by readpartial in net/protocol.rb.
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