Bug#537271: closed by Matthew Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As you have identified:
On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 10:15:48PM -0500, Robert Edmonds wrote:
> (this should probably
> actually be a loop that repeatedly invokes arping with a short
> timeout in order to update the progress bar.)
This really needs to be implemented. Leaving users hanging with no clue as
to what's happening for 45 seconds isn't right.
I've left the patch tag on the bug for now, on the assumption that this can
be fixed RSN.
Also, busybox patches should be put into a separate bug report which blocks
this one, to keep things clear.