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A colleague of mine has a test script that he uses to send ICMP ping packets for monitorning purposes. The script can be shortened to a one-liner like the following:

perl -MNet::Ping -MTime::HiRes -le ' my $p=Net::Ping->new("icmp",3,3,"bge0") ; $p->hires() ; @r=$p->ping(""); print "[$r[0]] [$r[1]]"'

Now, everything works on a couple of different Linux distributions, but on Solaris it dies with an error:

error binding to device bge0 Option not supported by protocol at -e line 1

Needless to say, everything works fine if he doesn't specify the network interface. The problem is that he needs to, since he needs to test connectivity from both. I took a look at Net::Ping's code and the problem happens with a setsockopt call, but it seems so weird that no one noticed before...

Is anybody out there aware of a Solaris-specific bug of the module? I tried an handful of searches here and there (google,, perlmonks...) but none gave relevant results.

Thanks in advance


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In reply to Net::Ping broken on Solaris? by bronto

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