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Old 11-28-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Well, after much digging around I discovered the fsockopen function on PHP.NET and cobbled together this little snippet of code:

PHP Code:
$isThere = @ fsockopen(""135$errno$errstr10);
if (!
$isThere) {
} else {

It's not a true PING as PING doesn't really use a port, but fsockopen requires a port to be specified. I used the infamous TCP port 135. The other parameters aren't required for this little snippet, but I left them there for completeness.

The other problem I had with this snippet was that if a PC is offline, I got a couple of PHP warnings that broke the display. Once again, Google to the rescue, I found that putting the "@" sign in front of the function suppressed the warnings. That was new one to me!
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