OT: Ping timeout much longer with 10.3.7

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Thu Feb 10 14:30:40 EST 2005

Dar Scott wrote:

> On Feb 10, 2005, at 9:07 AM, RGould8 at aol.com wrote:
>> Our testers have discovered that when Revolution does a shell("ping") 
>> to a
>> server that isn't responding, that the timeouts are much different, 
>> depending on
>> which version of Mac OS X one is on.   In Mac OS 10.3.2, we get 
>> feedback in a
>> matter of seconds.   In Mac OS 10.3.7, it takes over 2 minutes to get
>> feedback.
> Somebody on this list mentioned a 10.3.7 bug involving network delays.
> Do you have the same results with ip address only?  That is, without 
> DNS lookup?

and remember if testing with traceroute, it's not enough to use numeric 
IP address in the command line, as in
you also need to use the "-d" option to prevent DNS lookups to convert 
the ip addresses to names.

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