On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 11:56:31AM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> True, but you don't always think of using it.
Indeed. I've always thought it would be nice if ping printed a timeout
message for all lost pings <prepares to duck> like the windows one
> 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..
But wouldn't that break the dns spec? I persume that it waits for 5
minutes (or whatever the timeout is) for a response because it's in an
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