Peer Monitor was written for fun by Daniel Clarke.
Yes, it was needed in a home network where MS Internet Connection Sharing
was used to share a single dial-up. We needed to see if the gateway computer was turned on,
whether the connection was open, and who (if anyne) was left computing
(so someone would not hang-up the modem if there was another user still possibly surfing).
It was written in London and Dunstable, Great Britain
It is written in Visual Basic 6
It uses the following API calls:
- create a "file" to pipe ICMP socket to
- remove this "file" (close the handle)
- send ICMP echo request of "Echo This"
- get any WinSock errors
- Initialise Winsock
- Close down Winsock
- Resolve a name into a packed address
- get the data
PM Team would like to thank the following people
for their help in developing a great final product:
* Claudio Piombetti Early testing
* Donald Dixon Testing version 1.5 and advice on two-column support
* Steve Jackson Showing me the ICMP routines
* John Glasscoc Conceiving two-column support
* Rich, Neil, Phil @ Brixton For "forcing" me to write this program