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[REBOL] Re: Ping?

From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 9-Feb-2001 16:40

Hi, All, 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 it. From: "Mike Muuss" - the original author of ping Site: <excerpt> 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 intermittent failure. </excerpt> Cheers, on a Friday afternoon! --Scott