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Bug 146 - ping shows buggy numbers about packets
Summary: ping shows buggy numbers about packets
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 213
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-11-20 11:26 UTC by pavel.janik
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-17 17:21:17 UTC

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Description pavel.janik 1998-11-20 11:26:25 UTC

ping -f localhost as root it should be obvious:

--- localhost ping statistics ---
1847 packets transmitted, 177 packets received, 90% packet
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.9/42.4/84.9 ms

90% is bad...

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1998-11-20 11:44:59 UTC
Not a bug, you are flood pinging.  Not every ping request will come

You are hammering the networking code in the kernel, it can't keep up.

Comment 2 Marc MERLIN 1998-11-28 06:59:59 UTC
Actually Pavel is most likely using a recent 2.1 kernel. There is a
known problem with the ping binary.
Please look at:

(If you don't know who Alexey Kuznetsov is, he did a _lot_ of TCP/IP
work in the 2.1 kernels)

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-17 17:21:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 213 ***

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