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

Antonello Provenzano antonello at deveel.com
Mon Mar 26 03:35:14 EDT 2007

Some time ago (before MS release of the utility shipped with .NET
framework) I wrote a complete application for pings: I could try
adapting it, since I've never released it and this could be a good use
for it.

I will let you know (even you're interested in).


On 3/26/07, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> > > 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.
> Miguel.
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