Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3284
Ping fails at odd bytes
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:37:36 EST
Using RedHat 6.0 distributed by LinuxCentral (courtesy of
North Texas Linux User Group), I am unable to perform the
ping localhost -s 301
There is no ICMP reply. This is true for any interfaces
and most odd-byte size.
I'm running RedHat 6.0 (2.2.5-15) on i686 platform.
It was distributed by
LinuxCentral. I am not able to PING with a size of
301 (or any odd-byte
size) to a localhost. This occurred on several
i686 platforms with 6.0.
egcs version is 2.91.66.
ld version is 2.9.1
as version is 2.9.1
Have you duplicated this yet? If so and corrected,
what course of action
should I take?
Alan Cox wrote:
> Someone shipped a broken ping binary (actually it
seems to be an egcs bug)
I've recompiled the ping binary, "libc", and the kernel as suggested
by Alan Cox to no avail using the same EGCS 2.9....
This problem has been corrected in netkit-base-0.10-31.*.rpm
available from ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/alpha/RedHat/RPMS/. Please
obtain and install newer rpm to see if this fixes the problem for you.
Suggested RPM file is not found.
Since RedHat fix is not available, I went ahead and tried OpenLinux's
netkit-base-0.11+ to no avail obtained from Caldera's site.
The range of ping size failure are:
11-1471 (all odd numbers)
This ONLY occurs during outgoing ICMP-REQUESTs from RedHat 6.0, 6.0
does generate correct ICMP-REPLies to seemingly any hosts (except
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