Test::Internet - Interface to test internet connection.
It provides a simple interface to test the internet connection reliably. I needed this feature in the test script for one of my package WWW::Google::Places. The code can be found here.
Return true/false depending on whether there is an active internet connection.The default timeout is 2 seconds unless the user pass the timeout period. It gets exported by default.
use strict; use warnings;
plan skip_all => "No internet connection." unless connect_ok();
Karen Etheridge raised this question as in RT# 102095 and introduced me to a very similar module Test::RequiresInternet on CPAN.What a shame that it didn't turn up in a search on CPAN, while I was looking for any module with the word Internet. I am not an expert on how the CPAN search engine works, though. Had I known about it, I wouldn't have bothered creating Test::Internet to be honest.
The nice thing about the Test::RequiresInternet is that it does not need any external module and just uses what is available in core perl i.e. Socket. However it relies on a webservice to exist and respond, so if that webservice is down the module will give a false negative.
So if the requirement is to check if there is an active internet connection only then I would recommend Test::Internet. In case you want to check if you can reach a particular given host as well then go for Test::RequiresInternet.
Mohammad S Anwar, <mohammad.anwar at yahoo.com>
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David Kitcher-Jones (m4ddav3) for his immensely valuable inputs.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-test-internet at rt.cpan.org or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Test-Internet. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
bug-test-internet at rt.cpan.org
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
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To install Test::Internet, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
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