Problems using Ping to validate Internet Connection

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Subject: Problems using Ping to validate Internet Connection
Posted by:  Ove Bjerregaard (tetaso…@firma.tele.dk)
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005

Hi there.

I want my application to check if an InterBase server is running on a
server
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
the
computer is there at all and second I try to connect to the InterBase
server.

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
responding.

Is there a better way to check if the server is responding?

DevDude

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