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Ping an IP address from MAX?

December 8, 2013 | 7:25 pm

Any way to send a ping to a server in MAX?

December 8, 2013 | 8:19 pm

check out the Java external tcpClient:

currently using it for a permanent installation project and its been solid

December 9, 2013 | 2:32 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


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