I working with web servers that ICMP is disabled on them. On the other hand they answer to some https requests. I'm basically looking for http like ping capabilities in order to check if another server can reach that machine, and get some data about it
I have explored the following options:
Writing a web page that analyzes the connection between the two machines. Meaning one machine will try and browse to that web page. It will supply some information regarding the connection speed etc. This was taken out of the table because this web page will need to basically run some kind of web application of some sort. I don't have time to develop that. - If you know of an existing technologies let me know.
Hosting a file on the web server and trying to download. Will not supply all the data I would like to have. Browsers usually obfuscate all the "fun" stuff.
using some kind of ping utility like this www.coretechnologies.com/products/http-ping/ but for some reason it can't handle redirection of the cooperate LAN and hence I can't use it. (I send out a request but the answer is 0 bytes with the 302 redirect reply). Do you know of others?
Please advise if you can make one of the solution work, or my use in the utility suggested in section 3 is faulty, or you have some other idea in mind.
All systems are windows based.