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Default What's happening here? Ping

On 2021-04-20, Robin wrote:
On 19/04/2021 21:59, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
I'm supposed to be pinging 224, but it shows it pinging 183 which is
unreachable, yet then reports stats for 224.

C:\Users\Harryping 10.131.97.224

Pinging 10.131.97.224 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 10.131.97.183: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 10.131.97.183: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 10.131.97.183: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 10.131.97.183: Destination host unreachable.

Ping statistics for 10.131.97.224:
* Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),


I'm a networking tyro but - unlike some other posters - that seems to me
neither wholly surprising nor a failure as such nor something to which
Unix and Linux are immune. Search for "ping gives result for a
different ip address" and you'll find examples of what can cause it.


No other OS I know of interprets an ICMP error response as a successful ping response

Hint: We're laughing at the summary line, not the host unreachable.


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