The Z-Cron command PING runs a ping on a specified IP address to test availability and reaction time of computers in local or external networks.


The PING command sends small data packets over the network to the target computer and measures the answer times. Five packages are sent. The ping statistic is written to the log file.

IP Ping


In contrast to the PING command, the HOSTPING command sends pings to a computer giving its host name (unique computer name in a network) instead of its IP address. Otherwise the functionality is the same.

If the targeted computer does not answer, Z-Cron runs a specified job and optionally sends an e-mail.

In combination with the STARTREMOTE command, these commands can also be executed on a remote computer in the local network. Z-Cron must be installed on both the target computer and the computer which issues the command.


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