BobMurray has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hi Monks, I am new to Perl, I have started studying a couple of books however I want to achieve something which is a out of my depth so I was wondering if someone could help me? I want to create a script in Perl, and run it initially on Windows. I want to be able to read IP addresses from a text file so I can change the IPs without editing the script, ping them once every few seconds and write failures only and Timestamps to another text file so I can easily see when drop outs occur. I have tried searching for this but have not been able to achieve it. I know this is asking a lot and I appreciate the help and the lesson.