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Re: 'ping -f' a Win98 box (was: Re: Collisions on lan using Linux versus Windows)

On  0, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls <ke6sls@cox.net> wrote:
> I have been following the thread with interest.  I decided to do a test my 
> LAN here while my bride was playing a game on her computer.  I started a ping 
> - -f session on her box with my Linux laptop, then started another one from my 
> Linux desktop box.  I didn't realize it would hamper her computer, but the 
> computer actually stopped responding to her simple Mahjongg game!  Her box is 
> a 550MHz AMD k6 with 256Mb of RAM.  It really seems odd.  I can do the same 
> thing to the old Linux gateway/firewall p75 with 32Mb RAM without any 
> noticeable slow down.
> Guess it's time to try it on a win-xp box. . . .  <shrug>

Yeah, we used to do this to other boxes on our residential college
network.  For some reason win9x (don't know about NT/2000 etc) can't
handle a ping flood and just slows down until the thing stops

Tom Cook
Information Technology Services, The University of Adelaide

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