On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 11:32:14 +0900, in comp.lang.ruby you wrote:

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>On Aug 19, 2006, at 4:35 PM, Thaddeus L Olczyk wrote:
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>> On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 12:28:28 +0200, Robert Klemme
>> <shortcutter / googlemail.com> wrote:
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>>> everything seems fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> I am using the latest version of Ruby on Windows ( NT4 SP6 ).
>>>>
>>>> That code seems to work fine on linux with Ruby 1.8.4. I get:
>>>>
>>>> #<Net::HTTPOK:0xb7bef67c>=> nil
>>>>
>>>> And if I change to .get('/yaml').body I get the body of the page, as
>>>> expected.
>>>
>>> Works for me, too.
>>>
>>> Local firewall that explicitly blocks accesses from ruby and not from
>>> telnet?  Just a wild guess...
>> The firewall I use is zonealarm. It keeps prompting me to allow ruby
>> to pass ( I keep saying yes ).  In fact I even set remember this
>> setting and yes. I had to remove ruby toi clear it.
>>
>> It seems to me there is some aspect of Windows networking that is
>> not working right. It is something that most programs, if they use it,
>> they do not rely on it.  But ruby networking just relies on it. I'm
>> hoping someone can tell me.
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> Thaddeus L. Olczyk, PhD
>> Think twice, code once.
>>
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>
>	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.
>
>-Ezra
Hmmm.
Hard to say. If you disble it as a service, it should have no effect.
Anyway I'm hesitant to disable my firewall unless I have something
else in place. I wish there were a way ( like Posix's strace ) to
trace system calls and see exactl;y what is going wrong.


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Thaddeus L. Olczyk, PhD
Think twice, code once.