List of hosts on the network that are pinged to determine if the network connection is alive. Enter the IP address of the host, instead of the host name, to prevent the monitor from timing out. DNS causes the ping to hang. If more than one network host is listed, the monitor returns ONLINE if at least one of the hosts is alive.
A value of 0 means that the agent uses the device statistics from the netstat output to determine the state of the interface. If no activity exists on the interface, the agent then pings the broadcast address to double-check the state of the network interface.