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Re: [SLE] SuSE/Linux Ping vs DOS Ping
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:52:40 -0500
  • Message-id: <438F7EB8.30604@xxxxxxxxxx>
James D. Parra wrote:
>> All I can think of is that there must be some minor difference
>> between SuSE pings (or perhaps Linux pings in general) and DOS/Win
>> pings that doesn't matter to most networks, but *does* matter for
>> some
>> reason to this piece of industrial hardware.
>> Thoughts?
> I have noticed that some routers drops UDP data grams resulting in lost
> information during Linux ping and traceroute requests. These lost packets
> didn't occur with the DOS equivalents of the same commands. The manufacture
> of the router sent me a beta firmware that resolved the problem.
> Possibly, your equipment is also dropping UDP data grams.

Ping uses ICMP, not UDP.

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