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d'oh. I'd ass-u-me d that it blocked for the full length of the read. I just hacked in this for the read subroutine...
my $total_bytes_to_read; sysread $sock, $total_bytes_to_read, 20; my $total_bytes_read = 0; my $read_string = ''; while ($total_bytes_read < $total_bytes_to_read) { my $buffer; my $bytes_read = sysread $sock, $buffer, ($total_bytes_to_read + - $total_bytes_read); $total_bytes_read += $bytes_read; $read_string .= $buffer; } $total_bytes_to_read == $total_bytes_read or die("Tried to read $total_bytes_to_read bits but only got $to +tal_bytes_read bits\n"); return $read_string;
and have been unable to reproduce the error. Thank you! ++

PS: I will abstract the loop, as I realise the other sysread here could suffer the same problem

Update: Just seen your code. I shall be nicking that :)

Update2: Worked a treat with an extra curly bracket and two semi-colons :)

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my name's not Keith, and I'm not reasonable.

In reply to Re^2: Missing data in IO::Socket::INET sysread/syswrite by reasonablekeith
in thread Missing data in IO::Socket::INET sysread/syswrite by reasonablekeith

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