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The W - Internet & Computers - Can you make a "link" to ping a URL or device?
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I'm trying to set up a small web page to check some of my devices, rather than opening a command prompt everytime I want to do this.

Is there a simple way to make a hyperlink that will open a window and ping the address or device?

I've tried searching for this, but all I keep coming up with is "keep alive" routines for long downloads and such.

Thanks in advance...






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In theory, you could've used the shell:// url scheme for that, but most browsers have blocked that due to security concerns. I would probably run an apache server with php scripts to perform similar functions, for example PHP Ping.



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cranlsn
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Since: 18.3.02
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Thanks...that was actually a little more complex then I needed. I ended up just making copies of the Command Prompt shortcut using the /k option to include the proper "ping" string. Then I just linked to those.

This was all internal so no access was need to them from outside the network.

I do appreciate the help though, and I will probably look into it when I want to make it a little less "quick & dirty".








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