Solved

changing ping parameters

Posted on 2000-04-10
5
350 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I use a third party software package to monitor my web servers and WAN connections to other locations.  The WAN connections are monitored by pinging the far side of router and on slow connections the ping command times out and causes an alarm.  The software uses only the NT Ping command and there are no parameters included to change the time out value.  I am wondering if there is a way to modify the ping command paramters within Windows NT.  I know it can be done from the command line but it needs to default to a slower timeout value when you just run a ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx command.
0
Comment
Question by:g0swell
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:apadua
ID: 2702467
what you can do, and I hope works, is this. rename Ping.exe to ping2.exe, or whatever.

then create a file called ping.bat, and in it you have a line that says

ping2.exe -w 2500 %1

where 2500 is the timeout value in ms.

That's the only line you'll have in your bat file.

It'll work if your app calles for ping, and won't work if your app calls for ping.exe

Good luck,


ANdre
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:rbr
ID: 2703204
Are you sure that the programm uses the Windows NT ping and doesn't ping itself?
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Tim Holman
ID: 2703388
Get some better monitoring software !
Nowhere in the registry can you change ICMP default timeout as the default tools supplied (ping, tracert etc) can be used directly with timeout values applied.
ie - network monitor will let you bring up little PING graphs.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:apadua
ID: 2706145
g0swell,

How are things going? Did it work?

Andre.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ronix earned 100 total points
ID: 2707236
Maybe you can change the registry value for the default TTL.
For Win NT 3.51, default :  32
For Win NT 4.0 , default : 128

Key : Tcpip\Parameters
Value : DefaultTTL
Value Type : REG_DWORD
Valid Range : 1 - 255
0

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is the first one of a series of articles I’ll be writing to address technical issues that are always referred to as network problems. The network boundaries have changed, therefore having an understanding of how each piece in the network  puzzl…
An article on effective troubleshooting
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question