On 19 Jun 2003 at 21:08, Nigel Gilbert wrote:

> I am beginning to wonder if this problem arises from the MacOS X  
> implementation of ruby.  Those who have tried to reproduce the problem  
> (thanks to you all) have had no difficulty accessing doubleclick from  
> Linux and I have also succeeded with a Solaris implementation at my  
> university (could someone try it on Windows?)

I get this with ruby 1.7.3 (2002-10-12) [i386-mswin32] on Win 2000:

irb(main):001:0> require 'net/http'
true
irb(main):002:0> Net::HTTP.get_print 'ad.doubleclick.net', '/'
<html>
<body bgcolor=#ffffff>
<b>This is a DoubleClick advertising server.</b>
... more lines ...
nil
irb(main):003:0>

Regards,
Pit