i started playing around with ruby recently.
one of the first things i figured i’d do is muck about with sockets.
it turns out that’s brain dead easy with ruby, which i was happy to discover.
here’s a quick and dirty whois client i whipped up as a way to learn the syntax etc.
require "socket" rr = Array.new whoisrv = "whois.arin.net" port = "43" qry = "220.127.116.11" s = TCPSocket.open(whoisrv, port) s.puts(qry) while rr = s.gets puts rr end s.close