> Now I expect it's fixed.  On my box, at least, it worked over
> 15,000 times.

Wonderful Nobu! I'm very pleased about that :)

I'll check out the latest tree and build a mingw32 version to check 
here. I don't have the tools to build a proper win32 (ie Visi C++) 
version, so I'll test when Andy / Dave next updates the "full" windows 
release.

> In mswin/mingw version, till 1.6, socket descriptor is
> duplicated and special finalizer was used.  In 1.7 it is no
> longer done but the finalizer has been used.

Thanks for the explanation.

Rob