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Re: How do I surely know I'm connected ?

On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 01:02:30PM +0200, jfjoly@free.fr wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm looking for a sure way to know that a server is connected to Internet.
> Pinging may be a good way but what server should I ping to have a 100% good results. If I ping yahoo.com (example), my server will be reported down as yahoo.com is down (not so common, I admit). Is there a way to have a 100% sure response ?

Try to traceroute an outer server. If the called server is down, you can still see, that the
packets go to the internet.

Ferenc Raffael

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