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Old 07-30-2003, 08:59 AM   #1
thosm
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Oh, that constant pinging...


I am wondering if someone can tell me why my Linux box is constantly pinging my Win2000 box. The Linux box is set up as a Primary Domain Controller, providing IP addresses via DHCP. The Win2000 box is a member of the domain.

The echo requests are occuring many times a second.

Any ideas?

-Tom
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:18 PM   #2
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you probably has several useless service running, like time and finger that constantly ping broadcast to detect other computer
take a look in /etc/inetd.conf and comment useless service, first.
What's your distribution btw?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thanks, 0.5_elf,

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you probably has several useless services running, like time and finger that constantly ping broadcast to detect other computer
That's something that occured to me today. I notice that in Linux, ping by default continues until cntrl-c'd, instead of stopping after three attemps, like in Windows. I wonder if, once started, ping could continue after a command shell has been closed?

Anyway, something to look at when I get home tonight.
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What's your distribution btw?
Mandrake 9.1

-Tom
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:41 PM   #4
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wonder if, once started, ping could continue after a command shell has been closed?
it should not unless you typed "&" at the end of the ping command, to run it in background.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:32 PM   #5
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I don't know what got it started, but a reboot took care of the problem. Should have thought of that a little sooner.

Ah, peace and quite on the network.

Thanks again,
Tom
 
  


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