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[May. 19th, 2006|04:10 am]
Nate Bunnyfield
For any other UNIX geeks...

The best ping story I've ever heard was told to me at a USENIX conference, where a network administrator with an intermittent Ethernet had linked the ping program to his vocoder program, in essence writing:

ping goodhost | sed -e 's/.*/ping/' | vocoder

He wired the vocoder's output into his office stereo and turned up the volume as loud as he could stand. The computer sat there shouting "Ping, ping, ping..." once a second, and he wandered through the building wiggling Ethernet connectors until the sound stopped. And that's how he found the intermittent failure.

from http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/ping.html
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2006-05-19 04:40 pm (UTC)
Haha!
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[User Picture]From: megaman
2006-05-19 10:56 pm (UTC)
wow.
that's great awesome!
makes me want to pipe stuff to mac osx's text to speach tool.
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