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Pinging a host

Posted on 2003-10-22
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I want to know how can we ping a host and get back the feed back that it was sucessful. as we can do this by just using the ping command in dos prompt, but i want to use its equilavant in powerbuilder.

if you have any function or api function just let me know or how can we do it.

thanks in advance
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by:namasi_navaretnam
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RUN(" ping localhost > c:\test.txt " )

Sleep(5000) // wait for 5 seconds

Read c:\test.txt using FileOpen, FileRead, FileClose functions.

Instad of RUN you can use ShellExecuteA API

Function long ShellExecuteA( long hWindow, string Operation, string File, string Parameters, string Directory, long Visible) Library 'shell32'

HTH,

Namasi Navaretnam
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sandeep_patel earned 125 total points
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hi,

i have sample application for ping if u want source code give your email id so that i can mail you pbl.

-sandeep.
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by:buasuwan
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by:gajender_99
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Hi Sandeep

my E-mail address is gajender_99@hotmail.com
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