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ping

$

p


->ping(


host


[,
 

timeout


])

Pings remote host and waits for a response. Takes the following arguments:

host

Specified as either the hostname or the IP number of the remote host.

timeout

Optional, must be greater than 0 seconds if specified. Defaults to whatever was specified when the ping object was created.

If host cannot be found or there is a problem with the IP number, returns undef . Otherwise, returns 1 if the host is reachable and 0 if it is not.











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