Re: ICMP As A Diagnostic Tool?


Mills@UDEL.EDU
Sun, 5 Apr 87 12:48:13 EST


Vint,

Well, I don't know about that, although I (modestly) claim to have invented
the term "ping" (Packet InterNet Groper) circa 1979. Mike Brescia at BBN,
Hans-Werver Braun at U Michigan and others have a lot of grease under their
fingernails.

Having said that, I can't imagine an internet (small i), ISO or any other,
viable in even the weakest sense without something like ICMP built into
the protocol stack at outset. I even have to resist saying that agian
for emphasis.

Dave



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