Bug 3960 - ping from netkit-base-0.10-31 returns "wrong data byte"
ping from netkit-base-0.10-31 returns "wrong data byte"
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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: 8679 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-07-09 05:12 EDT by radu
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-09 16:21:33 EDT
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Description radu 1999-07-09 05:12:08 EDT
Successfull pings with a round-trip time higher than one
second give always the error "wrong data byte #8":

[radu@busy radu]$ ping www.taide.net
PING www.taide.net (193.219.193.135) from 193.226.115.211 :
56 data bytes
64 bytes from 193.219.193.135: icmp_seq=0 ttl=251
time=2120.7 ms
wrong data byte #8 should be 0x59 but was 0x57
        57 bb 85 37 61 aa 0 0 8 9 a b c d e f 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 1a 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f
        20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 2a 2b 2c 2d 2e 2f
64 bytes from 193.219.193.135: icmp_seq=1 ttl=251
time=2059.8 ms
wrong data byte #8 should be 0x5a but was 0x58
        58 bb 85 37 58 86 0 0 8 9 a b c d e f 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 1a 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f
        20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 2a 2b 2c 2d 2e 2f

--- www.taide.net ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 50% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 2059.8/2090.2/2120.7 ms


The problem appeared after upgrading netkit-base-0.10-29 to
netkit-base-0.10-31. The patch I'll send shortly fixes the
problem.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-09 16:21:59 EDT
Fixed (by skipping timeval byte comparison) in netkit-base-0.10-33.
Thanks for the patch.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-20 17:17:59 EST
*** Bug 8679 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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