Re: Dumb question: ping w/o icmp support?


Carl M. Fongheiser (pitt!cisunx!cmf@cadre.dsl.pittsburgh.edu)
20 Oct 88 02:46:34 GMT


In article <In article <527@mks.UUCP> egisin@watmath.waterloo.edu (Eric Gisin) writes:
>In article <>In article <440@gonzo.UUCP>, >In article <440@gonzo.UUCP>, daveb@gonzo.UUCP (Dave Brower) writes:
>> A number of the machines I use support only the tcp and udp protocols.
>> I'd really like to be able to ping from them. Is there any hope, short
>> of harrassing the vendors?
>
>Yes, port SUN RPC to your machines (see your comp.sources.unix archives).
> [more words about RPC and the portmapper]

Sure, you could do that, but I think it'd be a LOT easier to implement the
UDP echo protocol. Likely to have a lower overhead cost, too.

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