Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17121
-c / -w don't always work
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
Trying to ping a site where an intervening router, not under my control,
blocks all ICMP traffic. Ping does not terminate, even when -c and -w are
both specified. Example (terminated by INTR):
$ ping -w 2 -c 3 router.netxpress.com.gt
PING router.netxpress.com.gt (184.108.40.206) from 192.168.159.109 : 56(84)
bytes of data.
--- router.netxpress.com.gt ping statistics ---
28 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
I believe you're using Red Hat Linux 6.1, not 6.2 Its behaviour is
flawed like you reported. RH 6.2 seems to work just fine.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10426 ***
I am running 6.2 but installed as an upgrade. It may be that ping did not
upgrade properly. I have now installed it --force from the CD and the problem is