in reply to Here's the offending line of code, HTH
in thread ActiveState's PerlApp is causing an odd problem with IO:Socket

You might want to post to the Active State PDK e-mail list . The list is moderated by Jan Dubois who is very responsive at answering questions. It looks like the problem you describe was observed previously in PDK 3.0. They just released PDK 5.0 today, you may be in luck!