Nigel Gilbert <n.gilbert / soc.surrey.ac.uk> writes:

> If there is someone out there using MacOSX, could you try it and see  
> whether this theory is correct?  What you need to do is:

I just tried under OS X and see the same timeout problem.

~> irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'net/http'
=> true
irb(main):002:0> Net::HTTP.get_print 'ad.doubleclick.net', '/'
TimeoutError: execution expired
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.6/timeout.rb:37:in `connect'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.6/net/protocol.rb:467:in `timeout'
[snip]

Jim
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