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From "Evan Platt" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PING in scripts won't timeout. Trap problem?
Date Mon, 01 May 2006 23:47:14 GMT
On Mon, May 1, 2006 4:38 pm, Mark London wrote:
> A user at our site has complained that he when he tries to create a
> script (cgi or php) that uses PING, if the PING hits a node that doesn't
> respond (i.e. the node has a firewall), the PING never times out and the
> script hangs.  From the command line, PING will timeout.  Would anyone
> have any insight into this problem, and have a solution?  Thanks. - Mark

What operating system?

ping /?

and look for "number of packets to send". On a *Doze box, it's -n. On some
*Nix boxes, it's -c.

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