On Dec 1, 2006, at 06:00 , Cyrus Ghalambor wrote:
> Thanks for responding to this post. Here's a recap of what's going on:
>
> I had no problems with the open() call for almost two days, but then
> suddenly it stopped working. I have no problems with my internet
> connection and the site I want to reach is definitely up. I've tried
> this test from three difeerent locations with the same result.

So what changed when it stopped working?

> Regarding Eric Hodel's question, I'm not sure if I am behind a  
> proxy (or
> firewall for that matter). How can I find out?

If you're at work, you might be behind a proxy.  Check your browser  
settings for proxy configuration.  If you're at home, unlikely.

> Also, are there other ways of testing something like this in Ruby?  
> Will
> it help to upgrade to 1.8.5?

Unlikely.

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