open time-out

require 'open-uri'

I get a time-out error for:


and any other pages (like for

If I use any other url everything works fine. (and
is available in the browser)

Any idea?


The other day I noticed the same, but using the curb bindings for libcurl.

The connection just hangs. It's good to know this isn't a curb bug, at least!


I found it:

just use

open(url.to_s, "User-Agent" => "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0;
Windows NT 6.0)" )

probably they reject requests without an User-Agent...