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-------- Abstract -------- POE::Component::Client::Ping is an asynchronous, event driven client for ICMP ping. It accepts events containing the specifics of ICMP ping requests, and it returns events carrying the results of those pings. ------------ Requirements ------------ This module requires POE. It also requires root privilege, or your operating system's equivalent, so that it can open a socket for ICMP ping. Knowing what this means, how to achieve it, and the potential hazards of doing so are left as exercises for the reader. ------------------ Basic Installation ------------------ POE::Component::Client::Ping may be installed through the CPAN shell in the usual CPAN shell manner. This typically is: $ perl -MCPAN -e 'intstall POE::Component::Client::Ping' You can also read this README from the CPAN shell: $ perl -MCPAN -e shell cpan> readme POE::Component::Client::Ping And you can install the component from the CPAN prompt as well: cpan> install POE::Component::Client::Ping ------------------- Manual Installation ------------------- POE::Component::Client::Ping can also be installed manually. <ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/R/RC/RCAPUTO/> or a similarly named directory at your favorite CPAN mirror should hold the latest version. Downloading and unpacking the distribution are left as exercises for the reader. To build and test it: perl Makefile.PL make test The test program, t/01_ping.t, makes an excellent sample program. In fact, it was adapted from the sample program used to debug this component. If you would like to see more details about the test's operation, edit t/01_ping.t and set the DEBUG constant to any value Perl considers "true". When you're ready to install the component: make install It should now be ready to use. Thanks for reading! -- Rocco Caputo / email@example.com / poe.perl.org / poe.sourceforge.net