[REBOL] Re: Internet connection
From: antonr:iinet:au at: 8-May-2003 2:21
> Hi Anton,
> This was very informative. To sum up ...
> (1) I should try to access to something on the internet.
> For example, reading a file on my own site.
If that's the file that you want, then yes.
If the resources that you want are elsewhere, then no. :)
Keep in mind that accessing a file does not prove
that there is a connection available to another file.
Also, having successfully accessed that file, it does
not prove that you can access that file again in the
future. Your site might be up, another site, down.
The view desktop uses that method to report whether
there is a connection or not, however. (It attempts to
connect to rebol.com)
> (2) Connect using API or RASDIAL.EXE (I am using Windows 2000) .
> Basically, I need a timer to check my connection and reconnect if needed.
> Is it worth programming with Rebol ?
> Obviously it seems more suited for a small C program.
> Thanks anyway
I think it would be educational to see if you can
do it through a windows dll call. But if you are
familiar with programming c on windows, then I think that
would be easier. I have not tried to do this.
But you can set your dialer to connect when an
application attempts to access the internet in
the dialup properties.