Design idea for Ping Application

Skip Montanaro skip at
Tue Aug 19 05:24:18 CEST 2003

    Marc> I need an application that will continuously ping 11 different
    Marc> hosts and track the status of the pings.

    >> Why not use a purpose built network monitoring tool like Nagios
    >> (

    Marc> If my company had wanted to spend money on something they wouldn't
    Marc> have asked me to do it ;)

Nagios is Open Source, so you can use it without charge.  If you're looking
to do network monitoring it does much more than ping a few hosts


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