Subject Best way to deal with "Unable to complete network request to host "XX.X.XXX.XXX"?
Author Chuck Belanger

I have a program which uses a cheap web site (that's how I feel at the
moment about it :) ) to host a security database. I have written the
logic to test the internet connection then try to connect to the web
site security database.

I use a TRY Connect Except...

But in this real world example when the web site is down (hosting
company knows of the issue, apparently the node is down), the code to
deal with this does not work.

How do I deal with this in IBObjects? Is there some way of testing the
connection. I actually ping the IP address and that does not seem to be

Thank you!

Chuck Belanger

who is mostly an acupuncturist who got sucked into doing all this