yaping is yet another ping utility for nodejs
I wouldn't use it if I were you. I don't even use it and I'm me. I'm pushing this to further my dream of raw sockets in node. When that day arrives I'll port a random python icmp ping implementation to node, check the pcap caputres against the unix ping utility and call it a day.
In actuality, that will only be the start of my day. I'll also create a ping response server that lies about how fast it responds. (You can totally do that, it's awesome.) All my servers will show negative latency, and you can't prove it's a lie.
This simple function should
- do dns lookups
- ping once
- timeout after 10 seconds
- communicate all the well though out error codes that ping provides
- spawn a child processes out of wedlock
Patches/Pull requests welcome.