in reply to Re^3: Socket deadlock doubt in code
in thread Socket deadlock doubt in code
gethostbyname relies on a functioning DNS system. Make sure things like nslookup and traceroute work properly.
The other place you might be going wrong is that in a scalar context, gethostbyname returns the packed ip address, though I'm not sure why you're looking up the hostname from a hostname to begin with.
As for the printing issue, I suspect that you are
Suffering from Buffering.
Update: oops, gethostbyname is irrelevant here but the DNS still needs to work.