Bug 146 - ping shows buggy numbers about packets
ping shows buggy numbers about packets
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 213
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-11-20 06:26 EST by pavel.janik
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-17 13:21:17 EDT
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Description pavel.janik 1998-11-20 06:26:25 EST

ping -f localhost as root it should be obvious:

--- localhost ping statistics ---
1847 packets transmitted, 177 packets received, 90% packet
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.9/42.4/84.9 ms

90% is bad...
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1998-11-20 06:44:59 EST
Not a bug, you are flood pinging.  Not every ping request will come

You are hammering the networking code in the kernel, it can't keep up.
Comment 2 Marc MERLIN 1998-11-28 01:59:59 EST
Actually Pavel is most likely using a recent 2.1 kernel. There is a
known problem with the ping binary.
Please look at:

(If you don't know who Alexey Kuznetsov is, he did a _lot_ of TCP/IP
work in the 2.1 kernels)
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-17 13:21:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 213 ***

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