I needed a function to ping many computers, and get the results of the pings in an array so to manage it easily in a script. Searching in the forum I found some interesting sw with a nice graphical interface, but not a generic function that simply return an array. a very powerful pinger I found is >nPing by Manadar,  but it is designed as a command line tool, so I decided to use the entire engine  of nPing adapting it a bit, so that it can be used as an udf. This code is a first attempt (b