any way to detect condition "connected to ISP but not internet"?
josh at dvcreators.net
Wed Feb 11 14:46:17 EST 2009
On Jan 23, 2009, at 5:07 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
> To feel safe, I'd want to do the network check in a separate
> process, and have a fail-safe mechanism within the real app (i.e. it
> detects failure rather than waiting for it). So I'd use a
> backgrounded shell command which creates a temp file, and have the
> real app check for that file being created/updated. Could be a ping
> shell command, or a small standalone which loads a url, or anything
> similar - as long as it's a separate process.
We are finally testing this.
Could I ask a favor?
Would someone who is behind a proxy server or corporate firewall test
put "ping -c 1 google.com" into tCmd
open process tCmd FOR update
wait 1 second with messages
read from process tCmd until empty
close process tCmd
The question is:
Will this code return a valid IP (in "it") even when normal Revolution
ftp commands will not work?
I am hoping the answer is "NO".
If this works, it may mean, for the first time I'm aware of, we all
have a way for checking if connected that will NEVER hang Revolution!
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