TCPSocket represents a TCP/IP client socket.
A simple client may look like:
require 'socket' s = TCPSocket.new 'localhost', 2000 while line = s.gets # Read lines from socket puts line # and print them end s.close # close socket when done
Addrinfo.getaddrinfo instead. This method is deprecated for the following reasons:
The 3rd element of the result is the address family of the first address. The address families of the rest of the addresses are not returned.
gethostbyname() may take a long time and it may block other threads. (GVL cannot be released since gethostbyname() is not thread safe.)
This method uses gethostbyname() function already removed from POSIX.
This method lookups host information by hostname.
TCPSocket.gethostbyname("localhost") #=> ["localhost", ["hal"], 2, "127.0.0.1"]
Opens a TCP connection to
local_port are specified, then those parameters are used on the local end to establish the connection.