shell vs. process

Trevor DeVore lists at
Tue Oct 10 11:11:42 EDT 2006

On Oct 10, 2006, at 1:24 AM, Dar Scott wrote:

> On Oct 9, 2006, at 11:52 PM, Trevor DeVore wrote:
>> Any of you network gurus know if ping is possible with Rev right  
>> now using sockets?
> The short answer is no.
> Well, sometimes things sneak into Rev when I'm not looking.


> Some computers have some service you can use like a ping and some  
> are ping-like.  I imagine the pinging computer might have a local  
> service for doing pings.  I don't think those count.
> I have blocked ping on some servers, but normally this is and  
> should be on.
> I'd use shell() with the ping utility on OS X and Windows.

That is what I have been using too.  I just thought it would be neat  
to have our own little socket version.  I think I am going to  
incorporate Sarah's method for not locking things up.  That was a  
neat solution.

Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Learning Systems -
trevor at

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