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Bug 2281 - Ping does not work for odd sized '-s' on little-endian targets
Summary: Ping does not work for odd sized '-s' on little-endian targets
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-04-20 03:09 UTC by tlarsen
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-05 17:27:22 UTC

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Description tlarsen 1999-04-20 03:09:42 UTC
In the in_cksum routine in ping.c, the 'if' case to handle pings of odd
length incorrectly handles the final byte. The code in ping.c will work
for big-endian targets, but fails for little-endian builds.

For example:   ping -s 513 localhost

has 100% data loss, where ping -s 512 localhost does not, on x86.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-05 17:27:59 UTC
Fixed (by porting Alexey Kuznetsov's version from iputils) in

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