How to chek the presence of an object on dbus

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sun Sep 12 13:42:00 PDT 2010

On Sunday 12. September 2010 22.36.59 Luiz Augusto von Dentz wrote:
> I guess you can use org.freedesktop.DBus.Peer.Ping for this purpose:
> "On receipt of the METHOD_CALL message org.freedesktop.DBus.Peer.Ping,
> an application should do nothing other than reply with a METHOD_RETURN
> as usual. It does not matter which object path a ping is sent to. The
> reference implementation handles this method automatically."

No, you can't.

The Ping method doesn't ping the object, it pings the remote application. You 
get a reply for any path, regardless of whether the target object exists or 

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