Determining availability of a remote machine

Warwick Mitchell wmitchell at
Wed Apr 2 19:42:14 EST 2003

On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Kim Holburn wrote:

> It relies on an icmp reply to a udp packet (port not in use or some such.  The icmp is generated by the remote machine not traceroute.

indeed. The original question said that icmp wasn't suitable. So I assumed
that meant both ways.


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