[thelist] How do you ping in asp?

Brian Cummiskey Brian at hondaswap.com
Fri Mar 18 15:05:53 CST 2005

Christian Anderson wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm making a blog in ASP and I am at the point now where I'm going to set up
> pinging when new posts are published.

what are you going to ping, and for what purpose?

a ping is a "marco - polo" or sonar-like send and return to tell if a
machine is responding.  that's about it.  i don't see how a blog post
would have anything to do with it.

> How does this work exactly? Do you have to pass some kind of parameters to
> the sites that accept pings?

if a machine is connected to the net, it can be pinged.  asp, nor any
language that i know of off hand has a ping command that does anything
but look if there server is available- and for good reason.  albeit
critical technique for networking, it's pretty worthless for scripting.


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