vtxping utility

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS

This program is used to test a connection to SQL OpenNet. Vtxping uses only TCP/IP API calls and tests only whether the server has been started successfully. Vtxping prints a report to the screen. If there are errors, the report includes the TCP/IP error number. This information can be used by your network administrator to resolve TCP/IP network socket communication problems.


For more verbose error reporting, run synxfpng with the ‑x and ‑v options. See synxfpng utility.

vtxping [‑mnum] [‑pport] server_name [server_name…]



(optional) Retry a maximum of num times. The default is 3.


(optional) Ping the specified port (the port number on which SQL OpenNet is running). Required if you are using a non‑default port.

server_name […]

The host name of the machine that SQL OpenNet is running on. You can put multiple server names on the command line as long as they all use the same port number. Vtxping will ping each one in turn.


If ‑p is not specified, vtxping uses the port specified in the services file on Windows and UNIX and port 1958 on OpenVMS.

When you run vtxping without any options, it displays usage information.


vtxping tiger
vtxping -m2 -p4444 tiger lion

If the server was started successfully, you’ll receive a “vtxnetd is alive and kicking” message. If there’s a problem, you’ll see an error message.