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Re: Network Link Status Report Generator

by idnopheq (Chaplain)
on Apr 04, 2001 at 14:46 UTC ( #69614=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Network Link Status Report Generator

Interesting. I would, however, seriously consider removing the dependency on the external ping command and use Net::Ping. I think it would be safer, likely faster, and takes care of ping's root requirement on some platforms.

Try liberating the appropriate parts of the ping script from PPT.

You need to ensure you have a current version of Net::Ping, so you can choose your ping type (TCP, UDP, or ICMP).


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Re: Re: Network Link Status Report Generator
by drifter (Scribe) on Nov 20, 2001 at 19:40 UTC
    As I see it with Net::Ping you'd still be forced to run it as su (unless you run echo service from (x)inetd).
    It's all in the documentation... Also, Net::Ping doesn't provide the same kind of output as system ping, unless you want to twiddle with timers and timeouts.
    I'd say that it would be neater here to use "open(|/sbin/ping <opts>)".

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