Hello Members,
I am working on a small project: I want to develop a monitoring tool for a LAN that enables the server to automatically ping the client machines in the network and report their connection status on the Server side.( Iam used to it being done manually by the system administator).
If this topic has been tackled before then iam sorry for bothering you-just direct me to where i can get the relevant info.
Thanx in advance.

that should be a fairly simple task with a shell script. what platform is this?

most of these are for unix, but can give you some ideas: http://www.zazzybob.com/bin.html

see 'pinglan' on that page

that should be a fairly simple task with a shell script. what platform is this?

most of these are for unix, but can give you some ideas: http://www.zazzybob.com/bin.html

see 'pinglan' on that page

Thanx acescence for your advice.
I was happy with what i found
I am using WINDOWS as my platform(so how do i go about that).
Thanx

windows isn't my thing so i won't be of much help with the specifics, but the info is out there if you google it. you could accomplish this with a batch file or with windows script host. check out microsoft's windows scripting guide on their site..

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/guide/sas_wsh_pkoy.mspx?mfr=true

basically, you want to exec ping.exe, passing each of your LAN IPs, and then look at it's output.