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[REBOL] Can I Ping in REBOL?

From: geraint::jones::meirion-dwyfor::ac::uk at: 17-Apr-2001 11:08

Hello REBOLers, I have just started learning REBOL and have found it to be easy so far (that could be because I am only on Chapter 6 of The Official Guide!). My congrats to Carl Sassenrath for designing such a different but nice language. Now to the problem I have: I am a Computer Technician for a college in the UK and the Network Administrator here wants to write a CGI Ping tool. He is fluent in Perl but there are severe limitations with implementing the tool with this language, i.e. to use TCP/IP Perl requires that the user of the tool be logged-in as root (an unacceptable security risk). So he asked me to look into it with REBOL, hence the big question: How do I write a Ping type tool with REBOL, that can use TCP/IP and is autonomous? And it's not possible with REBOL, will another language do it? Geraint Jones.