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Re: Server down but answers pings
On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 05:59, Javier Solorzano wrote:
> > I've seen some really dead (hardware, or software) machines return
> > pings.
> I don't think that is possible. Maybe you didn't have keyboard access,
> or maybe the video was out, but if it was responding it was not dead.
> > Aparently all that they need to do that is have power, and have once
> > before, init's the NIC's .
> Unless you're talking about a truly bizarre NIC, it doesn't by itself
> implement ICMP.
There are some truly bizarre NICs out there.
A friend was evaluating a NIC with a complete firewall embedded and
configuration from a centralized management console. I forget the
manufacturer. It was for an organization where neither the user, nor the
local admin was completely trusted.
Really strange things happen in environments where highly classified
information is processed.
drew einhorn <email@example.com>
Technology and Teaching