Re: A new record?

Ritchey Ruff (
8 May 88 21:00:45 GMT

In article <> chris@MIMSY.UMD.EDU (Chris Torek) writes:
>PING ( 56 data bytes
>64 bytes from icmp_seq=11. time=253239. ms
>64 bytes from 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 -or- ...!hp-pcd!orstcs!ruffwork

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