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[REBOL] Re: Ping?

From: al:bri:xtra at: 10-Feb-2001 12:06

> <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
> Ethernet connectors until the sound stopped. And that's how he found the > intermittent failure. > </excerpt>
So wouldn't it better to use a star rather than a loop network? That way the network works more reliably. Andrew Martin ICQ: 26227169