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29-Mar-2006, 10:01 AM #1
timestamping a ping request
As you know you know you can run a constant ping against an address using the -t switch.

You can also send the results of the ping to a text file using the "> c:\blah.txt" at the end of the ping command.

My question is, is it possible to timestamp the ping reply in the text file? so that you could run a constant ping and see the times it stopped replying?

so the output would look like:

[15:36:23] Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
[15:36:24] Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
or something similar? or is there a 3rd party app that may do it?

p.s. should this be in the networking section of the site?
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29-Mar-2006, 06:40 PM #2
Hi The_KiD,

Since the default ping command issues 4 ping requests at a time, in order to attach a date-timestamp to each request's reply would require the ping command be modified, however, it contains no interface to do so.

The only way to accomplish this would be to write a script and combine one date-timestamp for all 4 replies, or reduce the count of the ping command by using the parameters: ping -n 1 <host ip address>.

The script would have to use a different command than the time /t command to get the second resolution, since the default format for using /t is in format hh:mm rather than in hh:mm:ss. However, combined with the -n 1 count it might be done.

Perhaps an inline answer to the time command could be induced in the script to simulate the ENTER response to not reset the time, but get the hh:mm:ss response to use in the output you desire.

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30-Mar-2006, 08:57 AM #3
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31-Mar-2006, 10:08 AM #4
Squashman, if it were possible to ftp a hug to someone I would

Thanks mate thats exactly what I needed.

Thanks also to lotuseclat, however my programming skills died with turbo pascal
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