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doing ping with perl

doing ping with perl

doing ping with perl

(OP)
hello to all,
  I am a beginner in networking and perl. I wonder whether there is any perl module that allows me to ping a server and returns similar information found when i do a ping with DOS.

  Thanks for the solution.

cheers,
Just Me!!

RE: doing ping with perl

Hi there,

Have a look on CPAN (start at www.perl.com) for a module called Net::PING

Mike
michael.j.lacey@ntlworld.com
Email welcome if you're in a hurry or something -- but post in tek-tips as well please, and I will post my reply here as well.

RE: doing ping with perl

(OP)
thanks Mike,
  but i am wondering whether there are ways other than using Net::Ping, as Net::Ping doesn't give me the stuffs like TTL, roundtrip time, etc.

cheers,
Just Me!!

RE: doing ping with perl

you can always make system calls, with system() or backtics(`` or qx//).  just do something like:
my $ping = qx(your ping command here);
  this opens a pipe to the selected system call, returning the output to the variable $ping.  a more sophisticated ping than Net::Ping may exist, but i'm not aware of it.  hth.

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RE: doing ping with perl

(OP)
thanks to stillflame,
  this is exactly what i want. I've got it working.

cheers,
Just Me!!

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