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Old 07-18-2007, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to ping an address on my local network from my Blackberry Pearl 8100.

Anything built in that allows me to ping from the pearl?

Any 3rd party add-ons that would do it?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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idokorro mobilessh but you've
got to have shell on a router switch or nix host
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If you are using MDS and the device you are pinging has an HTTP interface you can also use the browser to check if it is still alive.
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OR...do it the hard way:

1. setup a batch file that does whatever you want, pipes the output to a text file, and use a batch smtp mailer utility to email the text file to you.

2. (Outlook) setup a rule that looks for a specific string in the Subject and will execute the batch file.

I used this technique a couple of years ago when I was having to do some "realtime" (off hours) monitoring of a couple of sick servers. I had a whole arsenal of batch files, and would simply send myself a message from the BB with the special string in the subject. Obviously, I had to leave Outlook running at work...
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