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#1459 - 08/23/05 01:15 PM Multiping, Ping Plotter and $host

I am attempting to set up a Multiping alert which will fire up Ping Plotter if a host meets a certain condition. I'm telling Multiping to execute the program: "pingplotter.exe /trace:$host" (I'm leaving the path out here).

When the conditions are met, Multiping launches Ping Plotter the way it's supposed to. However, if the host in question has a label (i.e. " This is Server 1") then Ping Plotter fails, because Multiping is apparently passing it the label rather than the IP address. What can be done to fix this?

#1460 - 08/23/05 01:29 PM Re: Multiping, Ping Plotter and $host
Pete Ness Offline

Registered: 08/30/99
Posts: 1106
Loc: Boise, Idaho
That's a bit embarrasing for us!

The only workaround I see for this now is to create an entry in your Windows hosts file for this - and use that instead of the MultiPing " My Server 1" style syntax. If you set up your hosts file to have MyServer1 in it, then just use the IP or the name in MultiPing, then it should work.

This is certainly something we need to take care of - thanks for bringing it to our attention.

- Pete



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