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How to change default ping parameters

Does anyone know how I can change the default ping timeout from 4000ms in XP? When something doesn't respond it is frustrating waiting for the timeout.

Thanks much!

Steve

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ping -w 1000

C:\>ping /?

Usage: ping [-t] [-a] [-n count] [-l size] [-f] [-i TTL] [-v TOS]
[-r count] [-s count] [[-j host-list] | [-k host-list]]
[-w timeout] target_name

Options:
-t Ping the specified host until stopped.
To see statistics and continue - type Control-Break;
To stop - type Control-C.
-a Resolve addresses to hostnames.
-n count Number of echo requests to send.
-l size Send buffer size.
-f Set Don't Fragment flag in packet.
-i TTL Time To Live.
-v TOS Type Of Service.
-r count Record route for count hops.
-s count Timestamp for count hops.
-j host-list Loose source route along host-list.
-k host-list Strict source route along host-list.
-w timeout Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply.

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Right, but...

Yes, that works, but is there a registry setting that can be modified so that it is always 1000 or whatever I want it to be?

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No. Here's why.

It's in the .exe code.

Bob

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Good'nuff

Thanks, that answers my question. I checked the MS KB but couldn't find it documented anywhere so I ended up here...

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Want to make your own ping?
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No Reg setting BUT I bet that if you...

use your Windows help to read up on the DOSKEY command you will find a way (hint-use the /macrofile switch to keep ping settings readily available)

If your Windows Help is malfunctioning this link will sufficve:
http://home.earthlink.net/~rlively/MANUALS/COMMANDS/D/DOSKEY.HTM

This is essentially what you want to do:
http://home.earthlink.net/~rlively/MANUALS/COMMANDS/D/DOSKEY.HTM#SameName

This link might prove helpful too as many have forgotten the value of the command line interface:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/ntcmds.mspx

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Try this

If you are tired of waiting
press Ctrl-C
It will abort the ping.

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