Bug 9028 - ping -c doesn't work if host is down
ping -c doesn't work if host is down
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-01-31 17:06 EST by Ion Badulescu
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-01 08:55:09 EST
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Description Ion Badulescu 2000-01-31 17:06:40 EST
ping can no longer be used to determine if a host is down -- it never
returns and keeps trying to sends packets to that host, even if the -c
(packets to send) and -w (wait time) options are being used.

It used to work in RH52, it stopped working in RH60 and the introduction of
the -w option in RH61 didn't help.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-02-01 08:55:59 EST
"ping -w 1 unreachable_host" should work just fine in the iputils
package from Raw Hide. Otherwise, please repopen this bug with a more
specific test case.

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