Logan Capaldo wrote:
> On Aug 8, 2006, at 8:28 AM, Francis Cianfrocca wrote:
> 
>>
> It ain't perfect, but:
> 
> require 'timeout'
> require 'socket'
> port = 2200
> server =  nil
> Timeout::timeout(2.0) do
>    begin
>      begin
>        server = TCPServer.new( port )
>      rescue Errno::EADDRINUSE
>        port += 1
>        retry
>      end
>    rescue Timeout::Error
>      puts "Gave up trying to get a port"
>      exit 1
>    end
> end
> 
> client = TCPClient.new( 'localhost', port )



Of course. Still, I don't like this because what about well-secured 
server machines with local firewall configurations that don't permit 
this kind of swiss cheese? (Well, except for Windows servers, I guess- 
anything that has to run Active Directory is hopeless in regard to 
firewalls anyway.)

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