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Re: Internet setup backfired
--- Nick Holland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>First of all, the ability to ping WITHIN a computer indicates almost
>nothing. I've seen defective NICs respond quite nicely to pings. You
>could have a defective NIC, wrong media, etc. Ping only seems to
>provide info when you are pinging outside your box.
I just want to add that pinging localhost, 127.0.0.1
and the box's IP address are identical. Just because
you specify the machines IP address and not loopback
does not mean any packets leave and travel the network.
If you specify the machines own IP address in a ping,
your machine recognizes this and treats it as loopback.
If I'm wrong about this, please somebody point me to
Bob Dog @ anonymous LARGE corp.
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