A single entry of ping parameters. This contains the
parameters required to perform a ping from the router.
The ping specified by the dynamic parameters, can be
initiated or stopped at any time by altering the pingStatus
There are two sets of ping information, dynamic and static.
The dynamic information is used only once, for the next ping, then
automatically replaced with the static information. The static information
is used whenever specific dynamic information is not specified. The dynamic
information indicates the current ping parameters when a ping is in progress.
If static information is not specified, defaults are used.
Static information can be changed at any time, but dynamic information
cannot be changed while a ping is in progress. A change to the static
information when a ping is not currently active, also updates the
The protocol that the ping will use. The protocol must
match the destination address. Ping supports both IP, IPX,
Appletalk, and OSI addresses. The protocol must be specified
before the address is set, because when the protocol is changed,
address is reset to undefined. The default value for this
variable is undefined(0).
The address specifies the destination address for ping
packets for Appletalk, IP, IPX and OSI networks, respectively.
The address format must match the protocol being used. The
protocol must be specified before the address is set, because
changing the protocol resets the address to undefined.
The default value for this variable is an undefined address which
is coded as a zero length octet string.
The packet size parameter specifies the length in bytes, of data
to include in the data portion of the ping packet. The protocol
packet header size and the size of headers for the particular link
protocol in use have to be added to the packet size to get the
total size of the ping packet. The maximum pingPacketSize can be
set to is 1500.
Status and action object for the ping module. A status of '1' indicates that
the ping is currently running, the status can be set to '2' to stop
the ping. A status of '2' indicates that the ping is currently stopped,
the pingStatus can be set to '1' to start the ping.
The parameters for the ping can be altered in the pingTable.
The destination ping address and protocol have defaults of undefined and
must be specified before a ping can be started.
The ping statistics are reset to defaults when a ping is started, and
updated when the ping stops.
Dynamic pingTable information is used only once, for the next ping.
Static pingTable information is used for all pings by default,
whenever the respective dynamic settings are not specified.
A ping trap is generated when a ping has completed. Traps
are only generated if the variable pingTrapOnCompletion is
set to true(1) in the dynamic ping entry. A trap is still
generated if the ping is stopped prematurely by setting the
variable pingStatus to stop/stopped(2).