so coming back to this, i am now using an API to check the status. it was easy altering the toon socket to work with this, but i have a problem.
the $gettok in the sockread event does not work the same as the old one. the old was
but now it's
so the current gettok is getting "1"} instead of a just 1 or just 0
thanks for any help
EDIT: nevermind, found $gettok(%a,4,34) to work