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Is there anything better than Net::Ping ? (need to calculate timeout)

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Jul 03, 2000 at 17:50 UTC
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As simple question as possible... seeking good methods of calculating the ping timeout. No CPAN modules for this :(

Answer: Is there anything better than Net::Ping ? (need to calculate timeout)
contributed by ybiC

Possibly related - *nix utility bing - "a point-to-point bandwidth measurement tool (hence the 'b'), based on ping." Available for Debian at, and I think RedHat.

If you roll your own solution, should probably run several iterations to increase accuracy of answer.

Answer: Is there anything better than Net::Ping ? (need to calculate timeout)
contributed by ybiC

Not completely clear on what you're asking, but here goes:

You may be able to do this with Net::Ping by establishing a positive response from remote host, then reducing timeout until no response (similar to internal operation of traceroute/tracert).

    cheers,     ybiC

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