Limit Ring server to localhost only. RingFinger.new('localhost') apparently doesn't work

Am using RingyDingy.
Have altered call to Rinda::RingFinger.new to
Rinda::RingFinger.new('localhost') in ring_server.rb and in
ringy_dingy.rb, but still get, intermittently, attachments to like
named services on my compatriots (in the same lan segment) which
causes things to disappear trying to run on their machine (or on mine
from theirs). Need to stop this behavior for development so we can
work independantly.
Any suggestions?

Quoting koicat <pmneve@yahoo.com>:

Am using RingyDingy.
Have altered call to Rinda::RingFinger.new to
Rinda::RingFinger.new('localhost') in ring_server.rb and in
ringy_dingy.rb, but still get, intermittently, attachments to like
named services on my compatriots (in the same lan segment) which
causes things to disappear trying to run on their machine (or on mine
from theirs). Need to stop this behavior for development so we can
work independantly.
Any suggestions?

Is the ring_server really running on localhost? My experience using
'localhost' is mixed. I prefer to be explicit and use '127.0.0.1'. Check if
it really is running on this address, e.g., 'netstat -ant' on most Linux/Unix
based OS.

HTH,
  Jeffrey

Thank you, Jeffrey.
I will take a look at that. Am running under Windows (sigh) but
netstat is similar.
pat