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Re: ping reply without OS (was: Re: Unidentified subject!)

This could be the result of the ARP cache in your router (or on your machine
if you are running some routed type thing...) not expiring before the other
server happened to come back up.  I can't remember how long this is, and it
_may_ be vendor specific when it comes to the hardware side.  



At 03:16 PM 1/3/97 +0100, 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 think the situation arises when an OS _has_ been running on the machine 
>and then crashes or hangs; in this state the ethernet card has been assigned
>an IP address, and then it just answers any ping requests that comes its way,
>without any intervention of the OS.
>							MartinS
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