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

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Sun Mar 25 23:49:50 EDT 2007


> > 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.
> Thanks for your explaination. I will use an existing opensource implementation 
> instead. 
> Anyway, wouldn't it be possible to implement it and throw a PingException if 
> we are not root?

It would be possible;   if someone writes the code, we could bundle it.


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