On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 12:00:39PM +0000, Stephen Shirley mentioned:
> > 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
> rfc somewhere.
As it is, it'll timeout DNS after the five odd minutes, and then print
that one out of 300 pings got through, and it took (60*5*1000)ms.
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