how about using the pipe command to send the output to a file, and then reading that file back? I always knew my pre windows knowledge would come in handy....
Shell ("ping.exe xxx.xxxx.xxx.xxx > myfilespec")
the only real problem I can see is that...
ping takes some time to run, so you would need to add a delay between issuing the command and reading the file
You would need to check the file timestamp to make sure that the file you are reading is the correct one, and not an artifact from previous calls oto thsi procedure
Im sure there must be a better way to do this.. isn't there an IP socket widget that will do that for you?
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