You could exec the ping command and analyze its output using regular
Ewout de Boer
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From: "Bryan Koschmann - GKT" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "PHP General" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 8:09 PM
Subject: [PHP] icmp ping, check port, etc.
> I've been looking into setting up a site to check the hosts on my network.
> Basically, I want it to ping each host and tell whether it is up or not,
> then also check various services (www, ftp, smtp, pop3, dns, ssh) and see
> if they are available. This would check either for a connection refused or
> a timeout. I am wondering first, how to do the icmp ping. Then, will
> fsockopen work for both seeing if the port is open, and checking for
> timeout? I'm sure I can play with fsockopen and figure it out, but I
> wanted to ask and make sure it was possible first. The ping portion is
> where I am stuck at.
> Any help would he greatly appreciated!
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