[REBOL] Can I Ping in REBOL?
From: geraint::jones::meirion-dwyfor::ac::uk at: 17-Apr-2001 11:08
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?