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Re: [SLE] SuSE/Linux Ping vs DOS Ping
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 13:39:49 -0500
  • Message-id: <200512011339.49497.gaf@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 01 December 2005 1:01 pm, 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.
Pings are ICMP not UDP. However, some routers to block ICMP. But if this is
on the same subnet, the router is out of the picture.

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Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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