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Re: [opensuse] GSOC 2008
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 17:40:36 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370803201440n750fef6dx8ff7cbdbf6386759@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thursday 20 March 2008 14:12, debayan wrote:
> Randall, i meant does the OS fork off new processes/threads for each
> IP to be scanned? I know the shell forks off new processes. I am just
> asking about the working of the ping command, especially the
> broadcast part .... infact i will go through the source code just to
> be sure.

I don't believe the standard ping command can operate on multiple
destination IPs at once.


Randall,

New to me as well, but in my office network "ping -b 10.0.1.255"
causes a lot of responses.

I would guess that ping has 2 threads. A sender and a receiver thread.

Greg
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