Does user have network connection?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Mon Jan 11 19:00:25 EST 2016

What I do is shell out and telnet to the server I am trying to communicate with. Unfortunately this is not reliable for Windows, as Microsoft no lonegr enables the Telnet client by default. Instead you can use ping to a known internet server. Google responds to pings, but it could change in the future. You might try having 3 servers you ping before you fail. 

Bob S

> On Jan 9, 2016, at 13:55 , tbodine <bodine at> wrote:
> For desktop standalones, is there a function or constant that will tell me if
> the user has an Internet connection or not? (Can't find one searching the
> dictionary.)
> Happy new year!
> Tom B.
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