ping() : Object
Verifies that the server is running; the server responds with a status message. You can use this method to check the status of the server.
If the call succeeds, the server sends a reply information object with a level property of status, a code property of NetConnection.Call.Success, and a timestamp property that is a Date object. The Date object indicates the time that the method was executed.
If the call fails, the server sends a reply information object with a level property of error and a code property of NetConnection.Call.Failed or a more specific value, if available. Some objects might also have a description property that contains a string describing the cause of the failure.
If the call succeeds, it returns XML with the following structure:<result> <level></level> <code></code> <timestamp></timestamp> <data></data> </result>
Nested in the data element are elements for each property of the data object listed in the RTMP/E section.
If the call fails, it returns XML with the following structure:<result> <level></level> <code></code> <description></description> <timestamp></timestamp> </result>
The XML elements contain the same information as the Object properties returned in an RTMP/E call.
Note: The timestamp response over HTTP is formatted differently on Windows (9/23/2007 6:16:40 PM) and Linux (Sun 23 Sep 2007 06:16:40 PM IST).