[REBOL] Re: Ping?
From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 9-Feb-2001 16:40
From: "Holger Kruse"
<snip> Ping is a useful diagnostic tool for net admins,</snip>
Humorous story I ran across about ping; Holger's reply inspired me to post
From: "Mike Muuss" - the original author of ping
The best ping story I've ever heard was told to me at a USENIX conference,
where a network administrator with an intermittent Ethernet [failure] had
linked the ping program to his vocoder program, in essence writing:
ping goodhost | sed -e 's/.*/ping/' | vocoder
He wired the vocoder's output into his office stereo and turned up the
volume as loud as he could stand. The computer sat there shouting "Ping,
ping, ping..." once a second, and he wandered through the building wiggling
Ethernet connectors until the sound stopped. And that's how he found the
Cheers, on a Friday afternoon!