testing for Internet connection

Frank Leahy frank at backtalk.com
Sun Dec 19 10:24:58 EST 2004

On Dec 19, 2004, at 3:04 PM, use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com 

> From: Mark Brownell <gizmotron at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: testing for Internet connection
> To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
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> On Saturday, December 18, 2004, at 06:19 PM, Mark Brownell wrote:
>>> Variants of that seem to be the most commonly-used method, but the
>>> counter-argument that's been raised here is that there's no way to
>>> differentiate between a transaction that fails because of the lack of
>>> a connection and one caused by an error from the server -- is there?
>>> --
>>>  Richard Gaskin
> I reread your question.
> I have no idea if there is a way to confirm a connection ruling out for
> error.
> Oh well...
> Mark

You can pretty safely assume that something like www.yahoo.com is 
accessible if an internet connection is available.  So first check for 
www.yahoo.com and then check for your server.

-- Frank

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