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Checking Network Connectivity with Ruby

I've just been playing around with a few things and stumbled accross a really neat ruby lib called ‘timeout'. I used it to make a quick check for network connectivity like so:

require 'timeout'
require 'socket'

begin
  timeout(10) do
    TCPSocket.new("www.rubyforge.org", 80)
  end
    puts true
rescue
  puts false
end

For so few lines thats a really neat; I thought so at least! :-)

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