Cyrus Ghalambor wrote:

> The following still has the same problem:
> 
> open("http://www.google.com", "User-Agent" => "Mozilla/4.0")

Have you tried rebooting your computer? Has a similar connection attempt
worked before today? Have you reconfigured your network recently? Have you
tried pinging the site by IP and by name in a console?

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