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Re: Repository Problem

On 8/18/18, Stephen P. Molnar <s.molnar@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 08/18/2018 01:54 PM, Brian wrote:
>> What does 'ip a' give you? And 'ping -cwww.debian.org?
>    Thanksfot the reply.
> root@AbNormal:/home/comp# ip a
> 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
> group default qlen 1
>      link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
>      inet scope host lo
>         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
>      inet6 ::1/128 scope host
>         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
> 2: enp2s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast
> state UP group default qlen 1000
>      link/ether bc:ee:7b:5e:83:36 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
>      inet brd scope global dynamic enp2s0
>         valid_lft 86368sec preferred_lft 86368sec
>      inet6 2600:1700:4280:3690::33/128 scope global dynamic
>         valid_lft 1209566sec preferred_lft 1209566sec
>      inet6 2600:1700:4280:3690:f15f:a615:62e3:1b2d/64 scope global
> temporary dynamic
>         valid_lft 604766sec preferred_lft 85961sec
>      inet6 2600:1700:4280:3690:beee:7bff:fe5e:8336/64 scope global
> mngtmpaddr noprefixroute dynamic
>         valid_lft 1209598sec preferred_lft 1209598sec
>      inet6 fe80::beee:7bff:fe5e:8336/64 scope link
>         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
> root@AbNormal:/home/comp#
> root@AbNormal:/home/comp# ping -c www.debian.org
> but, without the -c switch:
> PING www.debian.org(mirror-isc3.debian.org (2001:4f8:1:c::15)) 56 data
> bytes
> ^C
> --- www.debian.org ping statistics ---
> 12 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 11266ms
> root@AbNormal:/home/comp#
> ping: bad number of packets to transmit.
> root@AbNormal:/home/comp#

I tried this, too, while lurking along. Received the same "bad number
of packets" *abrupt retort* to "ping -c". I didn't want to
interject/bother anyone here so I searched the Net instead.

Only 175 pages pulled up when that advisement is enclosed in quotation
marks. A slightly wider search with 'ping "bad number of packets"'
only raised it to 360 pages.

That seems curiously small. Does it mean it's something that people
pretty much don't need and/or just don't know they could address

Two for two of us here tried it and received that message so that's
why I decided to put this out here. Are we the only two in the World
with this... no, surely not...

And ultimately.... does it matter enough that it could maybe use some,
e.g. Publicity Team, airtime now that it has come up in a very
informative way?

It's the first time I've ever done the "ping -c", I always just ping
because I never thought about taking it any further than just making
sure I was connected to the Net... to which I am so am off to search
for answers. :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with duct tape *

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