[erlang-questions] default gateway

Dmitry Kolesnikov <>
Wed Feb 15 22:27:30 CET 2012


Hello, 

thanks! 
I am in the middle of os:cmd implementation. It looks ugly for me :-)
ICMP ping sound reasonable but I've never tried a RAW sockets in erlang. 
Do you have any hints about them?

- Dmitry

On Feb 15, 2012, at 11:22 PM, Gleb Peregud wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 22:15, Dmitry Kolesnikov <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> do you have any idea, how to get a default gateway using erlang native code?
>> I know how to handle it through external program
> 
> A bit convoluted solution would be to send ICMP ping to "the Internet"
> with TTL equal to one and receive a response. Of course it can get
> messy in multiple ways, but it'll be "native" Erlang code.
> 
> Are you interested in cross-platform solution? Or do you want to avoid
> spawning port (or using os:cmd) ?
> 
> Best,
> Gleb Peregud




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