> 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
What's the timeout? Windows' ping is broken IMHO. Remember
that packets might come back out of order or duplicated. Real ping
just sends stuff and displays what it receives, and gives you
the sequence numbers so that you can see if packets are lost,
delayed, re-ordered or duplicated.
What does Windows' ping display if a packet comes back late?
Real ping give you more information. Windows ping hides reality.
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