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Well, it has been discussed that Net::Ping is due for a bit of maintainance, or possibly a more thorough overhaul, because of the fact that it doesn't report ICMP packets correctly unless it is run as root, which presents a security problem.

It is an important (not to mention popular) module, so not only would it be a good candidate for your project, but also an opportunity to learn about network and socket programming, and you also might benefit from a bit of parallel programming while you're at it.

Another aspect is that you'd get the chance to optimize the algorithms that the module uses, since there are several different approaches that would likely work in the actual implementation.

In any case, good luck in your project, whatever you choose!

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Re: Re: Data Structures wanted; apply within.
by Masem (Monsignor) on Mar 09, 2001 at 19:37 UTC
    On this note, is there a page or node that has a list of modules that are either needed or have been negligected or abandonded by their respective authors and could use some tidying up or the like? I'm still working on my web site redesign, but I'd like some useful project after that to take up...
    Dr. Michael K. Neylon - || "You've left the lens cap of your mind on again, Pinky" - The Brain
Re: Re: Data Structures wanted; apply within.
by Falkkin (Chaplain) on Mar 10, 2001 at 01:15 UTC
    As you can see from this node, I've already taken your idea into consideration. Thanks greatly for the suggestion.