MacPing 3.0 DEMO

Date: 15 Jul 94 02:35:55 EDT

MacPing tests how well your AppleTalk or IP (Internet Protocol)
network carries data packets. Just as a sonar or radar system
sends a signal and waits for the echo, MacPing sends "probe"
packets and waits for responses from the various devices connected
to that network. If all the responses return, then your network is
probably working well. If a few (or many) responses are lost,
MacPing can help you diagnose what's wrong.

MacPing differs from other network testing programs in that it
tests in parallel all the devices on a particular AppleTalk
network or zone, or devices in a range of IP addresses. This
allows you to compare the responses of different devices on
the same network to determine the cause of network problems.
Note that MacPing will not flood the network with packets:
it sends only one packet into the network at any time.

For more information about running MacPing, read the Quick
Tutorial section in the Help window. Read the Troubleshooting
Networks help text to learn more about ways to use MacPing to
isolate problems.


MacPing requires at least a Macintosh Plus computer, running
System 6.0.5 or newer. It also requires a network connection,
either LocalTalk, EtherTalk, or dial-up connections such as
Apple Remote Access (ARA), Shiva Dial-In, or others. MacPing
is compatible with System 7.0 and works with both Phase I and
Phase II AppleTalk software.

If you wish to test IP devices, you must also install
MacTCP 2.0.4 or newer.

This demonstration version of MacPing will run for thirty days
after it is first run. It is also limited to testing a maximum
of 5 zones. Otherwise, it has all the capabilities of the full
MacPing versions.

Rich Brown E-Mail:
Manager of Special Projects AppleLink address: RICH.BROWN
Dartmouth College
Kiewit Computer Center Telephone: 603/646-3648
Hanover, NH 03755-3523 USA Fax: 603/646-2810

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