Dumb question: ping w/o icmp support?


Hal Peterson (hrp%snoid.CRAY.COM@uc.msc.umn.edu)
Tue, 25 Oct 88 15:45:27 CDT


Through the magic of IP, any machine that can attach to any LAN
anyware can suddenly talk to anything anywhere, and must be a good
citizen, expected to put up with delays and ICMPs and other
flakinesses that don't happen on the neighborhood Ethernet. The
Internet old-timers have used up cases of analgesics trying to ease
the headaches caused by implementations that ``you probably wouldn't
want on a public network, but serve the customer's limited purposes.''
In some ways we would be far better off with IP police than we have
been without them (you can never find one when you need one).

                                Hal

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