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Date:      Sat, 24 Jul 1999 17:27:44 -0700
From:      "Shawn Ramsey" <>
To:        "Michael P. Neuman" <>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Cc:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: question...
Message-ID:  <000d01bed634$83dbb4d0$>
References:  <000101bed649$0c335540$>

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> I'm in the process of creating a network status site for my network.  I'm
> trying to create a script in Perl to check if certain computer on my net
> up or down.  For example, I want it to test if is up, if it
> is, then return 1 or something different then if it was down.  What is the
> best way to do this??  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Unless this is an academic exercise, install Big Brother. :) It's in the
ports co, or you can get it from .

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