Ritchey Ruff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
8 May 88 21:00:45 GMT
In article <8805062353.AA23117@mimsy.umd.edu> chris@MIMSY.UMD.EDU (Chris Torek) writes:
>PING okeeffe.berkeley.edu (220.127.116.11): 56 data bytes
>64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=11. time=253239. ms
>64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=294. time=1070. ms
>So where *was* that packet for four minutes and 13 seconds?
>(Maybe it was routed via the University of Mars :-) )
Well, in 253.239 seconds light can travel 75,971,700 klicks.
Mars is (ruff-ly) around 120,000,000 klicks away right now, so it didn't
get routed through the Protion gateway at U of Mars. My guess
is that some VAX at a circular partical accellerator is going
flakey and routed this ICMP into the partical beam path...round and
round your data goes...
--ritchey ruff email@example.com -or- ...!hp-pcd!orstcs!ruffwork
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