On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:45:04 +0200, Robert Klemme
<shortcutter / googlemail.com> wrote:

>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
I removed ZA and installed Sygate. No difference.
(Before and after I installed Sygate. )

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