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multimedia ping

Terminal - multimedia ping
continuar=true; while $continuar; do if ping -c 3 [target_IP_address] 2>&1> /dev/null ; then mplayer [sound_file]; continuar=false; break; fi; done
2011-04-25 21:44:05
User: mack
Functions: ping
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multimedia ping

If you're very busy and don't want to wait for a ping response, use it.

This command will be waiting for a successful ping response, to play a sound file to warn you that the target host is available.

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Terminal - Alternatives
ping -a IP-ADDRESS
2011-04-28 13:51:12
User: markussesser
Functions: ping
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pcspkr have to be enabled!

modprobe pcspkr

xset b on

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ping -a

Comment by markussesser 221 weeks and 6 days ago

Hi, thanks; ping -a doesn't work for me.

Comment by mack 221 weeks and 6 days ago

i know ... a lot of unix distributions have disabled system ping per default

modprobe pcspkr

xset b ob

helped me

Comment by markussesser 221 weeks and 5 days ago

xset b on!!!

Comment by markussesser 221 weeks and 5 days ago

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