|Subject:||Problems using Ping to validate Internet Connection|
|Posted by:||Ove Bjerregaard (tetaso…@firma.tele.dk)|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Apr 2005|
I want my application to check if an InterBase server is running on a
before starting the application. The server could be accessed via the
Internet with port 3050 open on the server.
For now, I do this in two steps. First I ping the server to find out if
computer is there at all and second I try to connect to the InterBase
I am using TIdIcmpClient.Ping to do this, but more and more firewalls are
blocking Ping's, so I get a false respons even if the server is there and
Is there a better way to check if the server is responding?