Wed, 22 Jun 88 08:23:55 PDT
We have seen exactly the same behavior Smith describes. We're deep in
a regional (5 hops away from the NSF backbone), and have found a number
of sites we could ping but could not otherwise communicate with. In one
case (uunet), we contacted the vendor of their software (Sequent), and
the vendor agreed that a higher initial TTL was appropriate.
One more thing for the "how to write a host TCP/IP implementation"
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