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From "Joost de Heer" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: PING in scripts won't timeout. Trap problem?
Date Tue, 02 May 2006 21:07:34 GMT
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

No idea why it won't timeout (use ethereal to see what happens exactly),
but you could use the -w option to force a timeout.


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