Thaddeus L Olczyk wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 11:32:14 +0900, in comp.lang.ruby you wrote:
> 
>> On Aug 19, 2006, at 4:35 PM, Thaddeus L Olczyk wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 12:28:28 +0200, Robert Klemme
>>> <shortcutter / googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>
>>
>> 	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.

You can try Kerio Personal Firewall - personally I like it better than 
ZA because it offers more precise control IMHO (disclaimer: I haven't 
tested ZA thoroughly so I may have missed some advanced features).

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm

Kind regards

	robert