Check if Online?

Jun 12, 2012 at 12:50pm

Check if Online?

Hi guys,

Just wondering if there is a way to check if you are connected to the internet inside of Max? Maybe using script using [Shell]?
I am creating a program the requires some functionality online, if offline it will mess up some of my databases. Thus if I could check to find out if the User is online or offline I would be able to disable certain functions while off-line.

Otherwise I will have to do a complicated work around…

Thanks in advance for the help guys!
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#46647
Jun 14, 2012 at 12:15am

I use jit.dlul to download a page/image [small in size] as a matrix to verify the internet connection. Should suit your purpose if its a stable link.

#167806
Jun 15, 2012 at 8:41pm

Varun, thanks for the response. I am fairly noobie with jitter objects. I couldnt find this one in the Max6 directory, is jit.dlul an external you use?

#167807
Jun 15, 2012 at 11:42pm

Whoops! I meant jit.uldl. It is a part of Max/Jitter.

#167808
Jun 16, 2012 at 12:32pm

Varun, Superb idea, found the object. So far works great! Thanks!

#167809
Jun 22, 2012 at 1:00pm

Varun,

Congrats on making it into an article on CDM :) I checked out your project when you were answering my question here earlier, saw your project and thought it was rather nifty. It was a pleasant surprise to see it up on CDM this morning. That’s exciting!

#167810
Jun 22, 2012 at 1:03pm

Thanks man! :) Exciting indeed.

#167811

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