[Mono-dev] System.Net.NetworkInformation.Ping

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Sun Mar 25 02:14:57 EDT 2007


> 	In my application I tried to use System.Net.NetworkInformation.Ping ; but the 
> PingReply returned by the Ping.Send() method is always null, whatever the 
> destination address might be.
> In Mono's class status page I can see that the Send Method is not complete. Is 
> this planned to have it completed soon? Is there anyone working on this? 

We do not have plans of implementing the Ping method at this point.  On
Unix issuing Ping requires root privileges.  For making this work, we
would have to write a setuid program and launch it every time this call
is made.

It is possible to do, but every distribution gets incredibly nervous
every time you install an application with setuid privileges.

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