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Re: ping reply without OS

   Having read that the interface card is capable to reply to icmp echo
 requests, my next question should be this: Why does does the card assume 
 that we are using the internet protocols? (On a side note, this does
 no good to those who ping the machine and conclude that everything is well
 with the ip layer of the halted machine, when in fact it should be dead.) 

    My real complain is when I read "System halted", my assumption has
 always been that the cpu has executed the x86 HALT instruction . Why 
 not, it consumes a lot less enery in this state.

Ioannis Tambouras
PGP 768/429EE365, West Palm Beach, Florida

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