Mardi_Gras - 11:38 am on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0) Thanks again for the response.
Bill - thanks for the response. The problem turned out to be Zone Alarm, which had also caused some other network problems that I couldn't understand. I have been running ZA for years, but apparently some recent upgrade changed the way it handles network connections. No Zone Alarm - instant network connectivity.
Thanks again for the response.