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this is a more-or-less complete implementation of the wmi class win32_pingstatus in vfp.
this class has some more platform restrictions as well as not being available in windows 2000 or 95 or 98:
starting with windows vista, win32_pingstatus can return data for computers that have both ipv4 addresses and ipv6 addresses.windows server 2003 and windows xp win32_pingstatus only returns data for computers running ipv4.
it's useful to be able to ping as part of a multi-computer scripting operation as it lets you know if it's worth trying the much more expensive operation of actually trying to connect to the wmi… Continue reading