Beginner Ping program

Bjoern Schliessmann usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at
Sun Apr 29 13:26:36 CEST 2007

Linus Cohen wrote:

> Actually the class ping bit is a placeholder. 

But why is it one? "ping" is something you do -- and not a "thing"
of which you could have several copies.

> I'm actually developing a module with python implementations of
> most standard network/internet tools such as telnet, tracert,
> whois etc. It will be called inettools, and the ping function is
> what I'm working on first. It should be a simple enough job to
> code in the features the Unix and DOS ping programs have(never
> stop, change size, change timeout).

IIRC, MS ping has no "never stop", you can only say "repeat 99999



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