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How to spawn multiple Ping Process

I need to do a ping scan of a subnet.
I can Enum through the IPs and do this, but it takes over 5 minutes as
I can only create 1 process at a time. Does anyone know how I can
create multiple Ping Processes so as to send out 255 pings at once?
(sort of a reverse ping flood).

FYI: using the " -n 1" switch with Ping will cause it to only send 1
Basicly the code is:

For i = 1 to 255
Dim MyProc as new Process
MyProc.StartInf o.FileName = "ping"
MyProc.StartInf o.Arguments = "192.168.1. " & i.tostring & " -n 1"
MyProc.StartInf o.CreateNoWindo w = True
MyProc.StartInf o.RedirectStand ardOutput = True
MyProc.StartInf o.UseShellExecu te = False
Dim MyReturnString as string = MyProc.Standard Output.ReadToEn d
MyProc = Nothing

GoDoSub_UseStri ng (MyReturnString )
Next i

In my sub GoDoSub_UseStri ng() I take the Ping output and see if the
ping returned a pong, or if it timed out. This way I can compile a
list of live IPs.
I have tried to create a collection of 255 processes then run through
the collection and call MyProc.Start in each, but it still pauses
after each MyProc.Start.
Anyone? ThankyouThankyo u -scott
Nov 21 '05 #1
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