DiamondCS "ping" - asking for tech details

Discussion in 'Port Explorer' started by Czerno, Dec 16, 2004.

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  1. Czerno

    Czerno Guest

    Please Moderator Pilli, let me repost my question here, for lack of a better forum - as this is not strictly a PortExplorer question, BUT definitely about a related tool by DiamondCS{/b], their free "ping" utility which makes use of the Windows "icmp.dll".

    I have noticed the DiamondCS ICMP ping will succeed when the Windows built-in ping fails, and sometimes conversely.

    Can someone explain why these 2 pinging utilities behave differently ?


  2. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Hampshire UK
    OK Czerno, I will close this thread and hopefully, if DCS have time to answer, they can re-open it. :D
  3. Jason_DiamondCS

    Jason_DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

    Nov 11, 2002
    Perth, Western Australia
    I guess there might just be slight differences in how we use ICMP.DLL, plus things like packet size and other flags can affect it.

    You might just be getting "lucky" too, because some servers will not respond to a ping for a minute or two, but then will, so by the time you try it in another program it is working again.
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