Computer program for detecting viable TCP/IP port-based communications pathway between two endpoints
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-21
This article describes a program and method for testing TCP/IP connectivity between two computers through arbitrarily complex networks. It goes beyond the seminal "ping" by having two configurable endpoints to listen to and/or send data on arbitrary ports and report the success or failure of transmission.