Re: ping reply without OS (was: Re: Unidentified subject!)
On Fri, 3 Jan 1997, Martin Stromberg wrote:
> > > ping response can be handled by network hardware without OS running.
> > Uhhmmm... hadn't heard of this ever before. To reply to a ping request
> > the network card has to have an assigned IP address...
> > --
> > Eloy A. Paris
> > Information Technology Department
> > Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
> > Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9430323
> Yes, but I've seen it quite often. The symptoms are you can't connect with
> anything, rlogin, telnet or such programs; however the machine gladly replies
> to ping.
I experienced such situation when my nameserver was down for a
warm reboot, so that I couldn't telnet to it, but ping got response from
the machine during the reboot. I can't explain such situation, but it is
quite strange to me.
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