[svlug] how to ping a dead system

Aaron T Porter atporter at primate.net
Mon May 1 13:08:09 PDT 2000

	Have you considered fping? It's available as a debian package.

On Mon, 1 May 2000, HvR wrote:

> 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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