On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 12:20:17PM -0000, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> What's the timeout? Windows' ping is broken IMHO.
AFAIK in windows it defaults to something like 1sec. It's configurable
using the -w flag tho.
> 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.
>True, and i'm sure that in the cases where you need the extra
flexibility/power, this comes in really useful. However 99.9% of the
time that i use ping, i just want to know is there a path to the remote
host or not. If packets can't make it there and back in under 1sec, it
usually means that the host is down, or the packets are getting dropped
> Real ping give you more information. Windows ping hides reality.
>Hehe - "real ping " == linux ping -)
The other feature of windows ping that i like is that you can hit
ctrl-break while pinging is happening and it prints out statistics
(packets sent, received, lost, %age lost, min + max + average round
times), which is very handy if you want to leave ping running for a few
hours and monitor the stats without having to note them down every few
minutes and restart it.
Steve, not a windows fan as a rule, but unwilling to condemn everything
to do with it just because it's windows.
"My mom had Windows at work and it hurt her eyes real bad"
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