We use this simple routine to see if one or more servers
are available:

/* Attempt to "ping" another server using only a single packet */
/* just to see if it is "alive" */


/* Was the host found? (e.g. Invalid IP Address) */

Do something if the address is not found...

/* Did it respond to the PING? */

Do something if the host did not respond...


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Prevesh Kuni
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 3:50 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Ping Remote System

Hi Guys, some advice please.

I need to ping a remote system in the early part of the
morning. I have
scheduled the following command: PING RMTSYS('IP Address')
This command works off a command line. Any reason why it wouldn't work
as a scheduled job? Do I need to add the command to a CLE first?
Was also thinking about writing the output to a file and then checking
the messages to see if all is good.
What would be the best route to take?


Prevesh Kuni
RPG Developer
Smollan Group SA (Pty) Ltd
(011) 640 8154

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