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Re: [bug-inetutils] ping/ping6 default count

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] ping/ping6 default count
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 11:58:04 +0200

Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:

> I changed the default number of packets to send to four (instead of
> the previous which was to send it until the end of days).

But that was a traditional behaviour and other ping implementations
behave this way.  So, this creates incompatibility issue.  Besides,
now there's no way to force ping to send unlimited number of packets.

> This is
> much more useful, you never really want to send that many packets to a
> host anyway.

No, I use it to create low traffic over the link in order to
prevent it from disconnecting on inactivity.


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