MacPing is a network troubleshooting tool. MacPing is a ping tool with a twist: it tests all the devices on a subnet concurrently, making it easy to see which devices are not performing up to par.
MacPing(tm) is an IP and AppleTalk network testing tool. Just as sonar or radar systems send a signal and wait for an echo, MacPing sends "probe packets" (ICMP or AppleTalk echo packets) into the network and waits for responses from the various devices on the network. The arrival of these response packets (or the lack of responses), along with the time the responses take to arrive, can tell a great deal about the network.
MacPing is different from other network testing applications in that it tests all the devices on a particular network in parallel. This allows you to compare the performance of different devices on the same wire to determine the cause of network problems.
MacPing can test devices on anywhere on your AppleTalk network - simply choose the desired zone from the Zone: popup menu. If that zone contains multiple networks, choose the desired network number from the Network: popup. MacPing can also test IP networks. You can enter a host name or IP address and MacPing will test that device. In addition, MacPing can automatically determine a host's subnet, and test all the devices on that subnet.
· For monitoring IP devices, SNMP Watcher requires MacTCP (version 2.0.6 or newer) or Open Transport (version 1.1 or newer).
· The program runs only in Classic mode.