Name: rm29839 Date: 11/18/97
Since it is very nasty trying to add this
ourselves, please add an API to the ICMP
protocol so we can ping and traceroute, etc
from Java applets
(Review ID: 20054)
Name: krT82822 Date: 09/06/99
I want to create a distributed network resource management tool using Java and CORBA. I require the ability to discover the topology of a network. Current methods use DNS, ICMP and SNMP. ICMP is part of IP datagram. There is no ability to modify IP packets or use raw sockets in Java. I have encountered many programmers who wish that tools such as ping and traceroute can be implemented in pure Java, thus making it trully portable and also to give the desired/correct results.
6 Sep 99 eval1127@eng -- see bug # 4204320, 4093850, 4156236, 4140503 (and probably others)
(Review ID: 94915)
Name: rlT66838 Date: 11/12/99
java version "1.2.2"
Classic VM (build JDK-1.2.2-W, native threads, symcjit)
We absolutely need some sort of ICMP and TCP packet access
Without this, it is *impossible* to write any non-trivial
network monitoring, control or reporting application.
If I need to monitor machines on my network to see if they
are up or the network status/saturation, well, I cannot do
this without ICMP.
This is a major major drawback with java.net.*
Why not just add this support with the appropriate security
There is NO reason why an application, in java, cannot access
ICMP. More and more network tools, servers etc are written
in java. Without support for just a core function, these
tools are never going to be anything else than toy applications.
(Review ID: 97795)