How do i check for an internet connection?

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Tue Dec 6 20:09:45 CST 2005


Kurt,

that's a little gem... nice, never thought of that, I did things like  
get URL "http://www.soapdog.org/checknet.txt" and trapped for errors,  
of course this code breaks if my domain goes offline, but that code  
of yours, that holds!

Cheers
andre

On Dec 7, 2005, at 12:06 AM, Kurt Kaufman wrote:

> I don't remember who to thank for this one, which I modified only  
> slightly:
>
> on testForConnection
> put "255.255.255.255:43222" into testSocket
>     open datagram socket to testSocket
>     put hostAddress(testSocket) into theIPAddress
>     close socket testSocket
>     if theIPAddress is "127.0.0.1" then
>       --it's the local machine address, so not connected
>       --may insert connection routine here
> end  testForConnection
>
>
> -Kurt
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