Here I go solving my own problems again.

The thing that threw me was the error message.  Turns out the problem
was that the wrong hostname was in the top line of /etc/hosts, so the
host name of the machine wasn't mapping to 127.0.0.1.

On 1/14/06, Kevin Brown <blargity / gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure why I'm having so much fun with DRb, really:
>
> kevin@itzamna:~/drb$ ./server.rb
> /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:837:in `getaddrinfo': getaddrinfo: Name
> or service not known (SocketError)
>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:837:in `open_server_inaddr_any'
>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:860:in `open_server'
>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:756:in `open_server'
>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:754:in `each'
>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:754:in `open_server'
>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1335:in `initialize'
>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1624:in `new'
>         from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1624:in `start_service'
>         from ./server.rb:9
> kevin@itzamna:~/drb$ cat server.rb
> #!/usr/bin/env ruby
> # simple_service.rb
> # A simple DRb service
>
> # load DRb
> require 'drb'
>
> # start up the DRb service
> DRb.start_service nil, []
>
> # We need the uri of the service to connect a client
> puts DRb.uri
>
> # wait for the DRb service to finish before exiting
> DRb.thread.join
>
> This is on a fresh install of Debian Sarge, and I'm pretty sure I've
> grabbed all the Debian Ruby portions off of apt-get...
>
> Any ideas why I'm having this trouble?
>