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Re (boo): Internet Connection Uptime Logger

by boo_radley (Parson)
on Feb 12, 2001 at 20:45 UTC ( #57911=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Internet Connection Uptime Logger

I'm curious as to why the criteria is a webpage's headers, rather than ability to ping out. What drove that decision?

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Re: Re (boo): Internet Connection Uptime Logger
by zeno (Friar) on Feb 12, 2001 at 21:14 UTC

    Hi boo_radley
    That's an excellent question. I thought getting the header would simulate the action we want our users to be able to do: accessing the internet using a browser.

    However, now that you mention it, maybe just being able to ping a site would be okay, as long as we were pinging a URL and not an IP address. Why? Because our service provider often has problems with their DNS servers, too. Thanks for the input.

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