heh, i _knew_ that BEGIN foolishness wasn't going to do what i thought it would. I was constantly doing the following:
nooky:~$ sudo cp IP.pm /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.0/i386-linux/Sys/
nooky:~$ perl -MSys::IP -e 'print ips()'
over and over again. I must not have tested the BEGIN version (I originally did what you did). But thanks for the feedback. I'm fixing that, and I'll try the new Win32 stuff, and if all goes well, I'll ship it off to CPAN.
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