Ruby - Ping A Machine

September 16, 2014

Whenever I cannot reach a website that is hosted internally at my company, I always ping it before taking any further steps. Today I pinged a machine and thought ‘I wonder how I do this in Ruby?’ Well, that’s what I am going to show you quickly.

First install the net-ping gem:

gem install net-ping

That is all I needed to do, just install the net-ping gem, create a new ‘External’ object and call ping passing in the machine name, port and timeout value.

Ruby is just so awesome! Short and sweet, straight to the answer!

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My name is Deon Heyns and I am a developer learning things and documenting them in realtime. Python, Ruby, Scala, .NET, and Groovy are all languages I have written code in. I appeared in the New York Post once. I host my code up at GitHub and Bitbucket so have a look at my code, fork it and send those pull requests.

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