Ping Host

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Ping Host


Allows you to send a ping message to a host. This action sends Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo Request messages to verify IP-level connectivity to another TCP/IP computer. The action receives a receipt of corresponding Echo Reply messages, along with the round-trip times. Ping Host is based on the Ping command, the primary TCP/IP command used to troubleshoot connectivity, reachability, and name resolution.


For example, in a backup task, you can use this action to check to see if a host is up before you start a process to copy files to that host.




Host Name

Enter the name or IP address of the host.


Timeout (Msec)

Indicates the amount of time, in milliseconds, for the action to wait for the Echo Reply message that corresponds to a given Echo Request message to be received. If the Echo Reply message is not received within the time-out, the "Request timed out" error message is displayed.


Assign Reply Time to Variable (Msec)

Enter a variable name for the reply time that you want to assign to.


Assign This Value if Host Does Not Respond

Enter a value to assign if the host does not respond to the Ping message.



Allows you to add a variable to the action or triggering event that you selected. You must place the cursor in a edit box in the settings dialog window of the action or event and then click the {V} button.


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