On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 11:54:04AM +0000, Stephen Shirley mentioned:
> On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 11:48:50AM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> > straight off...or maybe DNS. Some stupid commands in 7.1 and 7.2 do DNS
> > lookups before doing anything. Ping, for instance. Real pisser if you are
> > trying to work out if you network is dead, or just the name server...
> Umm...is that not the point of having the -n flag?
True, but you don't always think of using it. Even so, you would expect
ping to give up on the DNS lookup, rather than hang, making it look like
the packets weren't getting out..
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