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Re: Repository Problem

On 2018-08-19 02:37, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
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# 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
--- www.debian.org ping statistics ---
12 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 11266ms


ping: bad number of packets to transmit.

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 :)
I think you are supposed to put a number after -c
man ping

Key ID    4BFEBB31

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