What causes pause when pinging?

Troy Rollins troy at rpsystems.net
Mon Dec 30 00:14:01 EST 2002

On Sunday, December 29, 2002, at 11:42 PM, Alex Rice wrote:

>> I then take the result and display it.  The question I have is that 
>> sometimes this call takes a very long time. (15-20 seconds). 
> I don't know what the delay could be. Maybe the DNS lookup for 
> www.apple.com?

We use a similar technique sometimes, but have taken to using Google as 
our "hit site", since I find that they are the most stable and the 
absolute fastest return in every case (using Ping or any other method to 
get a network response.)

RPSystems, LTD

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