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Re: Re: RFC on Net::Ping

by Falkkin (Chaplain)
on Mar 20, 2001 at 05:07 UTC ( #65601=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: RFC on Net::Ping
in thread RFC on Net::Ping

This is a good point.

On the other hand, the current default, UDP, typically returns false even when pinging the local host ( This, by itself, has caused so much confusion that there are posts all over the 'net asking, basically, "Why doesn't Net::Ping work?" My general idea for fixing this problem is to always use the most accurate ping available on a given system. If people can't be bothered to read the POD, I guess I consider that their own problem. On the other hand, I think the major problem here is that the current POD gives no explanation of why some types of ping are incredibly inaccurate.

I suppose we could default to ICMP, which would actually make most (non-root) people read through the POD before playing with the module.

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