> I'm on a gigabit JANET Internet link, and we have no Web proxy. I can 
> access
> the URL it's complaining about, so I'm baffled as to what's going on. 
> This
> is now the third time I've installed Ruby (I did uninstall each time, 
> too),
> and on previous occasions I tried downloading the individual components 
> and
> updateing them locally, but there are so many to update and so many
> dependencies that I gave up. Does anyone have any idea what's going on?

For some reason rubygems times out for me at times, too.
I'd recommend just downloading the latest rubygems code and installing 
it.
-=r
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