Subject: Re: problem with perl5 and connect
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: matthew green <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/02/1995 13:49:55
   > jonb@bullbox[20]% pt 110
   > connect: Connection timed out at pt line 26.
   > jonb@bullbox[21]% head -30 pt | tail 10
   > $this = pack($sockaddr, AF_INET, 0, $thisaddr);
   > $that = pack($sockaddr, AF_INET, $port, $thataddr);
   > socket(S, PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, $proto) || die "socket: $!";
   > bind(S, $this) || die "bind: $!";
   > connect(S, $that) || die "connect: $!";
   > Notice that the name lookup goes fine, even binding to the socket,
   > but it won't connect... 8-(  Any help would be appreciated,
   Did you try tracing it to see what address it's _really_ trying to
   connect to?  You may have the address in the wrong byte order, which
   would do it if you're on a little-endian machine.  (The port may also
   be in the wrong byte order but if the address is right and the port is
   wrong, I'd expect a fast "Connection refused" rather than a timeout.)

this is unlikely;  the definition of $sockaddr is not shown above,
but the "common" case for this in perl uses the correct network/host
arguments to pack/unpack.  i've never seen one that didn't.

but the problem remains -- there isn't enough information in the
above snippet of code.  jon, please show more of the code, or
reduce the case to a very short script.