>>>>> "W" == William Sobel <wsobel / Barra.COM> writes:

W> The problem you are experiencing seems to be intentional. The socket
W> is set to enable reuse of the address. I think that UNIX ignores this
W> for all but UDP multicast sockets, Windows appears to honor the
W> request, for what reason I can not guess. (Is this a Windows bug or a
W> Ruby bug?) Any idea why this option was set?

 Windows fatally :-)

 Seriously, SO_REUSEADDR allows your server to bind to an address which is
 in a TIME_WAIT state.  It does not allow more than one server to bind to
 the same address.  


Guy Decoux