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Re^2: Optimized remote ping
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
    Now, BrowserUK, since there isn’t any sort of “connection” being established here, is it ever possible for the returning ping-packets to be dropped as they pile-up waiting to be received? Would there be any advantage ... or is it possible? ... to send out the pings with one thread, and wait for the replies with another?

    Why ask me to test your theories? (Especially when you aren't even polite enough to ask in reply to me!)

    You claim to have the expertise; why not simply knock up a little 'extemporaneous' code and test your theories for yourself.

    Surely that is not beyond your legendary (or is that mythical) skills?

    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
    I'm with torvalds on this Agile (and TDD) debunked I told'em LLVM was the way to go. But did they listen!
Re^2: Optimized remote ping
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 17, 2015 at 13:19 UTC
    Also, it is my understanding that ping uses ICMP

    Net::Ping supports six different types of ping, and TCP is the default.

    ... which you'd know if you'd at least skimmed its documentation before posting.

Re^2: Optimized remote ping
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Jul 18, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
      However, given the harsh and unrelenting criticism you have endured from BrowserUk, I am puzzled as to why you persist in showering him with such lavish praise.

      Re^3: Just curious: is there a BOT that downvotes "me?" would explain a lot ...


      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)