[plt-scheme] Re: can't connect to PLaneT on Windows XP machine

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sun Aug 2 13:43:07 EDT 2009

Rebooting is unlikely to help. First thing is to make sure that your
firewall is not blocking plt scheme from connecting to the internet.
And can you connect to planet.plt-scheme.org from your web browser
(drscheme makes a web connection to that machine to download the

Also, is it exactly the same error, or just mostly the same error?


On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Andy LeClair<andy.leclair at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been having the same error on Windows XP.  Is the solution to
> just reboot?  I get the error when trying to connect to PlaneT and
> when trying to run the webserver using web-start/insta on port 80.
> -A
> On Jul 29, 10:33 pm, Gregg Williams <spa... at innerpaths.net> wrote:
>> I'm trying to get PLT Scheme to work on a Windows XP machine, and I
>> can't add needed modules from PLaneT. When I do so in the customary
>> way, I get the following error:
>> ---
>> require: PLaneT could not download the requested package: tcp-connect:
>> connection to planet.plt-scheme.org, port 80 failed (at step 4: An
>> operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.; errno=
>> 10038) in: (planet lizorkin/ssax:2:0/ssax)
>> ---
>> I've looked both on the web and on this mailing list and didn't find
>> anything useful. I did however learn from one page to check to see
>> whether port 80 is being used by other software. I checked, using the
>> Windows command-line utility netstat, which showed no sign of any
>> "active connection" using port 80.
>> I also consulted Internet web pages telling me how to open port 80, as
>> well as checking my antivirus software for possible conflicts; neither
>> of these helped.
>> Anybody got any ideas? Thanks.
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