[REBOL] Re: just "ping"; now "psst"
From: acmetech::sonic::net at: 19-Aug-2002 21:31
Thanks Gabriel. Sorry everybody... I'm just a wannabe programmer frustrated at my own
foibles. In response to pekr's point about no-can-do because of no root access on unix
(?), I'll just concede that ping is not what I need. I'll call it "hey", "yo", "rebyo",
"boo", "reboo", "psst", "ying", "zing", "pang", "rebkiss", or something. All I really
want is to see an echo, or any other response from a live host.
This doesn't work for me:
>>> port: open/no-wait tcp://target.machine:7
>>> insert port "PING"
>>> copy port
>>> close port
I get several seconds of nothing, then Cannot connect to (whatever). For (whatever),
I've tried different IPs, domain names, localhost, other ports besides 7, and udp instead
of tcp. But ping works <se grin>, and I can get a connection and response in rebol using
pop: open/lines tcp://mypopserver.com:110
I'll figure this out if it kills me, or I'll take it to the beginner's rebol group. Sorry
for buggin' y'all. Then I'll put psst.r in the library if/when I'm done, and when I can
get it to log the up/down status of a list of hosts. (Presently I'm doing this with ping
in klever.net's BigBrother, DOS find, redirected batch file output, and various file
Ah, you hate Microsoft too! So comrade, ven do vee plan to defect?