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