Ping an IP address from MAX?

    Dec 09 2013 | 3:25 am
    Any way to send a ping to a server in MAX?

    • Dec 09 2013 | 4:19 am
      check out the Java external tcpClient:
      currently using it for a permanent installation project and its been solid
    • Dec 09 2013 | 10:32 am
      Does that object support ping? Ping is not TCP-based, it's an ICMP.
      I use a shell object for this kind of thing (Mac only). Below is an example that pings the main Google DNS just once. The shell object I use ( can be downloaded from