From: jw schultz (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 13:12:12 EST

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:53:35PM +0530, Hemanshu Kanji Bhadra, Noida wrote:
> Hi, All
> i am developing a ping program, through my program I get ECHO_REPLY..but I
> dont get ECHO_REQUEST.
> is that the ECHO_REQUEST is handled by kernel.?
> please respond as it is urgent.

In most cases ICMP ECHO_REQUEST is handled by the NIC. The
kernel doesn't even see it. That is why you can ping a
crashed system; the NIC is still configured.

	J.W. Schultz            Pegasystems Technologies
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