This is the README file for icmp dataengine version 0.1.0
This is a plasma dataengine for Kde 4.x to be used in conjunction with “Kool morning”, a plasma applet to monitor the network status of several computers at once. “Kool morning” is available at http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=160132
Its official web page is https://sourceforge.net/projects/icmpdataengine/
It is possible to use icmp dataengine with any other software, as it comes with a LGPL v3 licence.
Instructions for compiling and installing icmp dataengine can be found in the INSTALL file of the source distribution.
For the engine to run properly is necessary to have enough privileges for the icmp protocol. In poor words: you need a suid ping binary and probably it won't work anyway as a guest operating system in a virtual machine running as a normal user.
For those interested in using icmp dataengine with programs other than “Kool morning”, all they need to know is the engine accepts an Ip address as a string at its input and returns one of these three strings: “Unknown”, “Offline” and “Online”.
5 august 2013