using tcp port via socket on windows 2000 server

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by seannakasone, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. seannakasone

    seannakasone Guest

    Here's a very simple ruby app that will listen to tcp port 9990. It
    works on my client windows xp machine, but when i put it on windows
    2000 server, it doesn't work. no port filtering is being done, so i'm
    assuming that all ports are available. any suggestions? how do i
    find out what ports are available.

    require 'socket'
    sessions = {}
    serv=TCPServer.new('localhost',9990)
    puts 'Server running...'
    while(session = serv.accept)
    command = session.gets
    puts command
    end
     
    seannakasone, Mar 18, 2007
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  2. I don't have a Windows 2000 machine, but I think in any case you'll need to
    provide more details for anyone to be able to help you. What do you mean by
    "it doesn't work"? It could mean:

    - the program raises an exception (if so, post the exact error message)

    - a client gets 'connection refused' when it tries to connect to port 9990
    (if so, this means the server isn't listening on port 9990)

    - the client can connect, but when it sends a string, nothing is displayed
    on the server

    - the server doesn't get as far as printing "Server running..."

    - probably a bunch of other failure modes that I haven't thought of.

    One easy thing you can try is to use '127.0.0.1' instead of 'localhost'.
    Perhaps Windows 2000 doesn't define the name "localhost" for you.

    But without seeing a description of the error, it's very hard to help you.
    More advice here: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#intro

    Regards,

    Brian.
     
    Brian Candler, Mar 18, 2007
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