[svlug] how to ping a dead system

Erik Steffl steffl at bigfoot.com
Fri May 5 09:55:03 PDT 2000


Marc Merlin wrote:
> 
> 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.

  yes, I was responding to somebody who said that exactly the same
command terminates after 10 seconds (or some other short time interval)
on a debian system.

	erik






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