[REBOL] Re: Ping?
From: al:bri:xtra at: 10-Feb-2001 12:06
> 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.
So wouldn't it better to use a star rather than a loop network? That way the
network works more reliably.
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