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Small app to see if server is up

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Good morning experts - I have been looking to find a small application we need around the office that will give me an excuse to use C# to develop a windows application...

Currently at night our department is staffed by "operators" whos job it is is to monitor the status of a server to ensure its up.  Basically if they can ping the server and its up, then the problem is not usualy with our department, but with some of the connection to the server from the various departments.

I would like to make an "Idiot proof" little app that has a green picture if the server is pingable, and red if the connection could not be reached.  This is a small app that could run on the pc all the time, and would just ping the server for a response every minute or so.

Would this be something that c# could do?  Or would I be better off finding another language to write this in?  I imagine it would be fairly simple, and hoepfully a good learning experience in C# programming.

Thanks
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You could probably put something like that together pretty easy using C#

Here is an example of how to use the ping commands in C# http://www.codeproject.com/KB/dotnet/CSharpPing.aspx

But if you don't want to spend the time, there are a lot of tools already out there for purchase:
http://www.tallsoft.com/pingmonitor.htm
http://www.ks-soft.net/hostmon.eng/index.htm
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Thanks, I appreciate the links.  Hopefully this is something very small that I can use as a learning exercise for a first C# program.

Thank you again.
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