calling ping thru vb
I am trying to call the ping command from a VB app to test if a web server
is down. I'm basically executing a command line thru CreateProcess and
piping the results to a text file:
ping www.somesite.com >pingresults.txt
This isn't working. pingresults.txt never gets written. If I start a
comand window session (Start|Run|cmd) and then execute the same command,
everything is cool. But, if I do Start|Run|ping www.somesite.com
>pingresults.txt, the command window flashes up but nothing is written to
the output file.
I've also tried calling the executable directly
(c:\winnt\system32\ping.exe), but nothing seems to work. Does anyone know
how I need to call ping thru CreateProcess?
BTW, I am running Win2000 Server.
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