re Ping timeout much longer with 10.3.7

Mr D Glasgow david at
Fri Feb 11 17:28:19 EST 2005

Hmmm.  Just a wild guess, but 10.3.8 claims to fix some very long 
launch latencies in iCal, Mail. that were a problem in 10.3.7 etc.  
Could be connected?

On 10 Feb 2005, at 5:00 pm, use-revolution-request at 

> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 11:07:09 EST
> From: RGould8 at
> Subject: OT:  Ping timeout much longer with 10.3.7
> To: use-revolution at
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> 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.   This happens in the terminal window too, so it's not a Rev 
> issue.   I'm
> not into unix enough to know what to look for on Apple's site for a 
> technote on
> this.   "ping latency"?   What's interesting is that the same problem 
> exists
> for traceroute, even though the docs say that traceroute's wait-period 
> is to
> default to 3 seconds.   Any thoughts?

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