[svlug] how to ping a dead system

HvR hvrietsc at yahoo.com
Mon May 1 10:57:50 PDT 2000

i want to create a script that pings all my favourite
machines and when one of them has died it should send
an email to me. 

so i send a ping -c1 xxx.xxx.xxx
BUT if the system is dead this ping just does not seem
to terminate. Any tips on what my script should do to
catch this?

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