On Aug 19, 2006, at 9:22 PM, James Britt wrote:

> Ezra Zygmuntowicz wrote:
>
>>     I have seen this same issue on windows before. ZoneAlarm  
>> interferes  with ruby's socket access. You need to uninstall  
>> ZoneAlarm and it  will work fine. Just disabling Zone Alarm will  
>> not work , you have to  completely uninstall it.
>
> Interesting. I have ZA installed on two different WinXP boxen, and  
> a now-gone Win2k box, and never had an issue with Ruby getting out  
> to the Internet.
>
> However, a recent version of ZA was annoying in one way or another,  
> so I rolled back to a previous version.  So perhaps the more  
> current versions are  Ruby-hostile,  but it's never been an issue  
> for me.
>
>
> -- 
> James Britt


	It has been a while since I've seen this issue as I don't use  
windows very often. But it was completely repeatable when I did have  
the issue at the end of last year.

-Ezra