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Re: ping myself

On Fri, 28 Dec 2001, David Gardi wrote:

> It depends. If you ping localhost or then no.
> If you have set up your NIC with an IP other than the loopback
> ie, and ifconfig ethx shows it together with a MAC address,
> and you ping that, then yes.


	Wrong! _All_ locally defined ip-addresses are internally routed to
lo. Pinging any ip address that a host is setup to receive packets for,
doesnt prove a thing about the functioning of the NIC.

	As an experiment, ping any non-lo ip-address on your system. If
ping reports n packets Tx'ed and n packets Rx'ed, your lo interfaces RX
and TX counts will have increased by 2n.


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