CryPing: Command line flags
CryPing with no arguments will generate the following summary help information showing each of the command line flags it can take:
CryPing - from www.cryer.co.uk v1.6 (build June 2010)
Usage: CryPing [-tcp] [-http] [-smtp] [-pop3] [-nntp] [-b] [-d] [-t] [-n count]
[-l size] [-i TTL] [-v TOS] [-p port] target_name
-a[larm] Audible beep on failure.
-tcp TCP/IP protocol (default unless http specified).
-http HTTP status
-smtp SMTP status
-pop3 POP3 status
-nntp NNTP status
-b Audible beep on success.
-d Date and timestamp output messages.
-p port Ping port number.
-r seconds Delay between ping attempts.
-t Ping the specified host until stopped.
To stop type control-C
-n count Number of echo requests to send.
-l size Send buffer size.
-i TTL Time To Live.
-o TOS Type Of Service.
-v Verbose output (full http headers)
What these flags mean:
- -a (or -alarm)
- Make an audible beep each time the ping test fails.
- Specifies that the TCP/IP protocol is to be used. This is assumed if -http is not specified.
- Specifies that the HTTP protocol is to be used. Use this when testing the availability of a website or web-server.
- Specifies that the SMTP protocol is to be used. Use this when testing the availability of an email server for receiving (or sending) emails.
- Specifies that the POP3 protocol is to be used. Use this when testing the availability of an email server for downloading (POP3) emails.
- Specifies that the NNTP protocol is to be used. Use this when testing the availability of a USENET/Newsgroup server.
- -b (or -beep)
- Make an audible beep each time the ping test succeeds.
- Include a date and time stamp with each output message. The date and time are shown in YY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format.
- -p port (or -port port)
- Instructs CryPing to ping a specific TCP/IP port. CryPing will then try to open that port and return the time to connect and successfully open the port.
- Run forever until told to stop. It can be stopped by typing control-C.
- Ping the server the specified number of times. By default CryPing will ping the server 4 times before stopping. If you want to ping forever (or until interrupted by control-C) then use -t.
- Send buffer size. This is the size of the ping packet sent to the server. This is ignored when pinging a port or http.
- Time to live. This is the maximum number of network hops between the current pc and the remote device being pinged before the ping will fail. Ignored when pinging a port of http.
- Type of service.
- -v (or -verbose)
- Verbose output. Displays header information when combined with -http. Ignored otherwise.
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