[svlug] how to ping a dead system

Marc Merlin marc_news at valinux.com
Fri May 5 09:15:17 PDT 2000


On lun, mai 01, 2000 at 12:54:26 -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
>   on a system where I have an account (slackware?) I get the following
> result:
> 
> ---------------------------------
> crick:~>time ping 10.1.1.2
> PING 10.1.1.2 (10.1.1.2): 56 data bytes
> <<<<<<<<<<<< hit ctrl-C right here >>>>>>>>>>>>
> --- 10.1.1.2 ping statistics ---
> 2495 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
> 0.010u 0.000s 41:34.32 0.0% 0+0k 0+0io 72pf+0w
> crick:~>
> -------------------------------------
> 
>   note the 41 minutes it was waiting...

But it's supposed to be this way, ping will ping forever by default.
You should use the -c option, as some others already mentionned.

eg: ping -c 3 dest

Marc
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