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VB.net Ping class

Hi,
Can i please have some help with regards to ping a ip address or host name for example 10.0.0.1 or www.microsoft.com?
I need to create a simple class that i can pass it an ip address and it then returns the result. I would like to then thread it so i can do multiple pings. I am not to sure wha tthe difference is between using ping in asyncronous or syncronous

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Hi,
thanks for the links, i have already tried those but battling to get them to work.
in vb.net
this is what i have at the moment, which is returning a time out  for reply object
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Dim meas As New PingExample
Dim xme(2) As String
xme(0) = "www.microsoft.com
xme(1) = "www.google.com
PingExample.Main(xme)
 
Class

Public Class PingExample
' args[0] can be an IPaddress or host name.
Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args As String())
Dim pingSender As New Ping()
Dim options As New PingOptions()
' Use the default Ttl value which is 128,
' but change the fragmentation behavior.
options.DontFragment = True
' Create a buffer of 32 bytes of data to be transmitted.
Dim data As String = "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"
Dim buffer As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(data)
Dim timeout As Integer = 120
Dim reply As PingReply = pingSender.Send(args(0), timeout, buffer, options)
If reply.Status = IPStatus.Success Then
Console.WriteLine("Address: {0}", reply.Address.ToString())
Console.WriteLine("RoundTrip time: {0}", reply.RoundtripTime)
Console.WriteLine("Time to live: {0}", reply.Options.Ttl)
Console.WriteLine("Don't fragment: {0}", reply.Options.DontFragment)
Console.WriteLine("Buffer size: {0}", reply.Buffer.Length)
End If
End Sub
End Class
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Here is my ping function.
Have a try...

 Public Function PingRemoteHost(ByVal HostAddress As String, Byval Arguments) As String
        Dim PingReply As String = String.Empty
        Using pingProcess As New Process
            Dim startInfo As New ProcessStartInfo("ping")
            startInfo.RedirectStandardInput = True
            startInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = True
            startInfo.UseShellExecute = False
            startInfo.CreateNoWindow = True
            startInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden
            startInfo.Arguments = HostAddress & " " & Arguments

            pingProcess.StartInfo = startInfo
            pingProcess.Start()

            PingReply = pingProcess.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd

            pingProcess.WaitForExit()
            pingProcess.Close()

        End Using
        Return PingReply
End Function

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Hang on... I think lenordiste has nailed it....  The microsoft web site (and countless many others) filter ping requests at the firewall.   So, there's nothing wrong with your code.
...uh well, perhaps other than the fact you pass an array and only perform a ping on the first element in the array.
thanks guys for the help