Use Ctrl + Break  instead of Ctrl + C

I'll let someone else respond regarding the other stuff as I'm not 100% sure.

On 8/14/05, mycallidus / yahoo.com <mycallidus / yahoo.com> wrote:
> I tried to start learning Ruby by installing Ruby & Rails on XP, and it
> has been very frustrating so far.  Any remote gem installs failed at
> the following step,
> 
> Updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
> 
> It seems to me a very common problem on XP since the same problem
> occurs on 3 different XP machines, XP Home SP1, XP Pro SP1, and XP Pro
> SP2.  However, I couldn't find any answers to this problem after
> googling many hours on the net.  Someone mentioned that it is related
> to ZoneAlarm, but I do not have that on any of the XP machines.  Two XP
> boxes use my home network, and the other one is my office machine.
> None of them uses a proxy for Internet access.  The following simple
> test program also hangs on these machines,
> 
> require 'net/http'
> puts 'connecting...'
> Net::HTTP.start('www.google.com') do |http|
>    response = http.get('/index.html')
>    puts response.code
> end
> 
> The internal HTTP server comes with Rails also hangs and does not
> respond to any browser requests.  I could not Ctrl-C to kill the
> process either. The problem was finally resolved by using my old NT
> machine on the same home network which the other two XP share.  "gem
> update --system" and "gem install rails" all worked smoothly w/o any
> problems.  The test program also ran and displayed the response code
> right away.  Rails HTTP server works perfectly as well.  I  don't use
> my NT machine nowadays, so it would be very cumbersome to try out rails
> on that machine every time.  It will be really appreciated if someone
> can help me out here.
> 
> Thanks,
> Barry
> 
> 
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