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Redirection with error handling

Posted on 2001-06-11
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I have two mirrored web servers in different locations with users being directed from a third server.  On the third server is a simple script that automatically redirects the user to site 1.  I want a script that will check site 1, if its available redirect.  If site 1 is not available it needs to automatically redirect to site 2.

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Create a WSH (VBS or JS) script that uses the FileSystemObject to locate a batch file located on the server. The batch file needs to ping a location and takes a URL as a argument.
Use WScript's Shell com object to Run the batch and trap any errors.
Successful pinging returns 0.
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Could you please elaborate a little?  What else do I put in the batch file besides a ping command?  What does the Wscript look like that would run the batch file and trap errors?

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Eli
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Go thru the article at: http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/102998-1.shtml

It will help u.
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There is one more solution to your problem, which is not reasonably good.  

Write <img> tag in the html file, which tries to include an image from server 1, and in its onError attribute, call a javascript function which directs it to server 2.

eg: <img src="http://server1.com/img1.gif" onError="javascript:redirectToServer2()">
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Very helpful, thank you!!!
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