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

From: Richard Dawe
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] ping/ping6 default count
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 06:35:12 +0000
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Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> 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.

IIRC ping on Windows only sends four packets.

ping on all the Linuces and Unices that I've used sends until it stops.

>> 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.

Likewise. "ping -i 60 something.at.the.other.end.of.my.vpn"

Bye, Rich =]

Richard Dawe [ http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~phekda/richdawe/ ]

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