Bug 9028 - ping -c doesn't work if host is down
Summary: ping -c doesn't work if host is down
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-01-31 22:06 UTC by Ion Badulescu
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-01 13:55:09 UTC
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Description Ion Badulescu 2000-01-31 22:06:40 UTC
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 13:55:59 UTC
"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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