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RE: [vox-tech] strange network question

  • Subject: RE: [vox-tech] strange network question
  • From: "Deja User" <unix_admin@my-dMAPSeja.com>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 03:53:37 -0800

Hey, Pete, from my limited experience is the way to ping yourself. I've 
never heard of pinging your won ip address any other way, but I'm sure there are more 
experienced people who might have the definitive answer. If the "pingee" and the 
"pinger" are the same address> ret=-1 (?) Intuitively, to me at least, pinging your 
loopback ( makes sense (down the stack, to the nic, back up the stack), but 
sending a ping to the address you are pinging from? If I'm missing something, someone 
please let me know how that works. Where would the ping go? Seems like it would go 

>Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 13:54:34 -0800
>To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
>Subject: [vox-tech] strange network question
>From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>
>Reply-To: vox-tech@franz.mother.com
>dear all,
>what does it mean if i have perfect net connectivity (can ping, ssh, etc
>wherever i please), but i can't ping my own ip address?
>i never saw this before, and it's confusing me:
>ping:~# ifconfig
>eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:A0:C9:00:C8:F8
>          inet addr:  Bcast: Mask:
>          RX packets:7801 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>          TX packets:1873 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
>          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4000
>ping:~# ping lugod.org
>PING lugod.org ( 56 data bytes
>64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=252 time=219.9 ms
>ping:~# ping
>PING ( 56 data bytes
>ping: sendto: Invalid argument
>ping: wrote 64 chars, ret=-1
>no IRQ conflicts.  wierd!
>"It's better to be safe than assimilated."                   p@dirac.org
>                      -- Chakotay                            www.dirac.org/p
>Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux)
>Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org

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