Re: 1.2.11 Kernel Message

Jonathan Allen (
Mon, 17 Jul 1995 11:42:05 +0200 (BST)


> > 14:34:44 mirror kernel: ICMP: Could not build IP Header for ICMP ECHO Response
> >
> > At the time I was using a CSLIP connection to my ISP, and SMTP transfers
> > were in progress.
> >
> > As I have never seen this one before, can someone tell me what it means,
> > and if I should be worried about it.
> I think that your computer was trying to reply on a ping request to
> a computer for which it didn't have the route ... Am I wrong ?

I have no idea. ping requests aren't normally logged are they ? For
this to happen, someone would have to either know that I was on-line
(ie dialed in) or be waiting for me to come on line.

Why shouldn't it have the address ?