Remote Ping?

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IP addressing
Ping
Remote desktop management
This is a rather simple question with the hope of a simple answer (although I doubt it) but is there a command that would allow me to use a remote PC to see if 2 IP addresses are communicatiing? E.g., I use my PC to see if PC (A) can ping PC(B) where neither A not B are the PC where the command is originating from. Can this be done and how? Thank you.
ASKED: July 8, 2008  12:00 PM
UPDATED: July 9, 2008  1:52 PM

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Remote desktop or VNC will enable you to get to the remote host and run commands local to the device. However, if you want to spoof the other devices, which that is what this sounds like, you will need a tool like <a href=”http://www.hping.org/”>hping</a> or <a href=”http://www.laurentconstantin.com/en/netw/netwag/”>netwag</a>. Netwag does work on XP. I have not tested it on Vista.

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  • Sa2378
    I appreciate your answer but... A remote desktop is not a viable option for me as the 2 nodes in question are Radiological Modalities and the reason for this question is to attempt to troubleshoot a connectivity issue without jeapordizing patient care. Would the 2 applications (hping or netwag) be freeware? If so, where would I be able to get this downloaded from?
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  • Gilly400
    Hi, Click on the links in Labnuke99's answer and you can download hping and netwag from those sites. Regards, Martin Gilbert.
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  • Labnuke99
    Yes, both applications are freeware. You may need some way of mirroring the ports those clients are attached to though to see responses from the ping requests unless you can capture traffic at the other destination point.
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