Checking if the computer is online

Daniel Klein danielk at
Thu Sep 18 16:18:34 CEST 2003

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 09:16:03 +0300 (EEST), Mickel Grönroos
<mickel at> wrote:

>I have a silly question. Is there are simple way to check if the computer
>is connected to the Internet? It seems this should be a pretty

 'ping external_ipaddress' would be worth looking into. I'm not sure
if a computer can recognize its own ip when it's disconnected as I
haven't really tried it.

Daniel Klein

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