[REBOL] Re: just "ping"
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 16-Aug-2002 9:29
Ken Cadby wrote:
>That's all I want, for now. It's not in the library, it's not built in, and it's not
in any examples in the docs, unless I'm missing something?
>I don't care about the discussion about which protocol is "correct" or whatever the
technicality or explanation was before (I don't remember) about why it's not a standard
tool in rebol. I just want to be able to enter an ip address, and see if I can get an
echo response (or anything similar) from that machine.
>Is that too much to ask rebol to do?
>Sorry for sounding sarcastic. I suppose I am showing my own incompetence, after all.
you are and you are not. Forget ping - we were said it requires root
access on Unix, so it is not in-there. Many ppl requested it. I thought
that Rebol could check for rights somehow, but I can't know Rebol
internals of course.
Or just buy /Pro version and use shell access to call it. I just wonder,
how does /call changes it. Because, RT refused to add ping because of
above reasons and also because such scripts would not be probably as
as they could be, while paying for /Pro version seems
to remove such POV.
It is sad, that we are being driven by "if you want to break
cross-platform usage, pay for it" attitude. I said it endless times,
that /library and /shell components should be freed, or Rebol will stay
in isolation and we will see sarcastic reactions as yours ... in the
better case ... as in the worse case ... we loose other person
interested in language ... and quite frankly, that's imo much higher
price than those 100 USD we are supposed to pay for /Pro version.
But then - I may be stupid and missing something obvious, what makes RT
to stick with the situation as it is ...