# $EPIC: sping.txt,v 1.2 2007/03/02 02:32:04 jnelson Exp $
/set sping_timeout <integer>
This script implements two commands which allow you to “ping” a server. Pinging is the measurement of round-trip communication to a server.
The /sping command sends a PING protocol command to server, and when that PING is responded to with a PONG, the script will tell you how long it took.
The /vping command sends a VERSION protocol command to server, and when that VERSION is responded to with a version reply (numeric 351) or a “you're a loser, go away and die, punk” reply (numeric 263), the script will tell you how long it took.
The /set sping_timeout value (default 120) controls how many seconds shall elapse before the script decides the server is not going to respond. It will then tell you the request has timed out.
Some networks have tightened down your ability to send commands to remote servers; The /sping or /vping commands may not work if your network has changed the protocol to disallow remote requests. On these networks, all requests may time out.
This script first appeared in epic4-1.2.2.