I have been working on a set of PHP pages that runs on an Apache server on a (Ubuntu) linux box, which returns status and information about the devices on my LAN. One thing that is done is a simple ping test to determine if the device is online with respect to the LAN.
Executing "ping -c 1 -w 1 host" works well with everything except my Xbox 360, which seems to be locked up tight. If I use "nmap -sN xbox360", it will report it is online, but this requires root privileges.
Any ideas on how to solve this problem? I found nothing on the internet on how to enable the Xbox 360 to respond to pings, is there something that doesn't require root privileges (that can be run from a php script) to determine if my Xbox is connected to the LAN?