Powershell Ping Logs Host Up/Down Events

sajb {$ip="192.168.100.1";$old=0;while(1){$up=test-connection -quiet -count 1 $ip;if($up-ne$old){$s=(date -u %s).split('.')[0]+' '+(date -f s).replace('T',' ')+' '+$ip+' '+$(if($up){'Up'}else{'Down'});echo $s|out-file -a $home\ping.txt;$old=$up}sleep 10}}
IMPORTANT: You need Windows PowerShell to run this command - in your Windows Command Prompt, type powershell Uses sajb to start a PowerShell background job that pings an IP host every 10 seconds. Any changes in the host's Up/Down state is time-stamped and logged to a file. Date/time stamps are logged in two formats: Unix and human-readable. A while(1) loop repeats the test every 10 seconds by using the sleep command. See the Sample Output for more detail. I use this command to log Up/Down events of my Motorola SB6141 cable modem (192.168.100.1). To end the logging, close the PowerShell window or use the "exit" command.
Sample Output
C:\Users\user>powershell

Windows PowerShell (C) 2014 Microsoft Corporation.

PS C:\Users\user> sajb {$ip="192.168.100.1";$old=0;while(1){$up=test-connection -quiet -count 1 $ip;if($up-ne$old){$s=(date -u %s).split('.')[0]+' '+(
date -f s).replace('T',' ')+' '+$ip+' '+$(if($up){'Up'}else{'Down'});echo $s|out-file -a $home\ping.txt;$old=$up}sleep 10}}


Id  Name  PSJobTypeName   State    HasMoreData Location  Command
--  ----  -------------   -----    ----------- --------  -------
1   Job1  BackgroundJob   Run      True        localhost $ip="192.168.100.1"...

PS C:\Users\user> more $home\ping.txt

1451306247 2015-12-28 12:37:27 192.168.100.1 Up
1451306258 2015-12-28 12:37:38 192.168.100.1 Down
1451306263 2015-12-28 12:37:43 192.168.100.1 Up

PS C:\Users\user>

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