duplicate packet

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Sep 22 22:30:27 CDT 2008


On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 19:54:17 PDT, John Jensen said:
> She'd have to actually specify -b to ping a broadcast address,

Only true if you're pinging the broadcast address of a network that you
have an interface on, or the system has other knowledge of the netmask/etc.

If you're pinging a remote address, your system (in general) has no way of
knowing if that .0.95 is a broadcast address for a /27, or a normal address
in the middle of a /26 (or one of the other possibilities).

(I've lost the original posting, and can't recall if the OP said if she was
pinging from on-subnet or off-subnet).
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