Is the ferret server down?

Hello All,
I am trying to install “act_as_ferret” following the instructions given
in the site:

I am on the windows XP machine using InstntRails 2.0 and everything thqt
comes with it. I could gem install ferret fine using the same command,

gem install ferret

Now, according to instructions, I have to execute the following command:

ruby script/plugin install

When I try to do that the server times out. I tried pinging the server but get the following response:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\ruparelb>ping
Ping request could not find host Please check
the name and try again.

C:\Documents and Settings\ruparelb>ping

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 0, Lost = 2 (100% loss),
C:\Documents and Settings\ruparelb>

I am not sure what is going on. Please advise.