May 26, 2018
Perl cross-platform interface to ICMP “ping” utilities
NetPingExternal is a module which interfaces with the “ping” command on many systems. It presently provides a single function, ping, that takes in a hostname and optionally a timeout and returns true if the host is alive, and false otherwise. Unless you have the ability and willingness to run your scripts as the superuser on your system, this module will probably provide more accurate results than NetPing will.