Re: VIC 20 networking

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2004-03-09 10:36:38

On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:52:01PM +0000, Davison, Lee wrote:
> I like it so much I've been trying to give it a hard time. I set up
> seven PCs on the network to PING it constantly (189 tasks in all)
> and all it did was give my 10/100 ethernet switch a hard time. When
> I last looked 148 of the 189 PING sessions had crashed but the Vic
> is still ok.

Wouldn't it be easier to just flood ping from a single host?  According
to the manual page of ping(8):

     -f      Flood ping.  Outputs packets as fast as they come back or one
             hundred times per second, whichever is more.  For every
             ECHO_REQUEST sent a period ``.'' is printed, while for ever
             ECHO_REPLY received a backspace is printed.  This provides a
             rapid display of how many packets are being dropped.  Only the
             super-user may use this option.  This can be very hard on a net-
             work and should be used with caution.


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