Re: [HELP] Strange 'ping localhost' results

Bill Holder (bill@tempest.com.au)
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 15:48:03 +0800


At 10:55 PM 1/26/97 -0700, lars wrote:
>My counts at least increment, both of them, but look at this:
>(only the relevant lines)
>$ ifconfig lo
> RX packets:903 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
> TX packets:903 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
>
>$ ping localhost
>PING lars (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes
>64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=2.7 ms
>64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=2.1 ms
>64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=2.1 ms
>
>--- lars ping statistics ---
>3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
>round-trip min/avg/max = 2.1/2.3/2.7 ms
>
>$ ifconfig lo
> RX packets:909 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
> TX packets:909 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
>
>why does the count go up by 6 when i only let it ping 3 times?
>-lars
>--
>http://ralph.ml.org/~lars
>
>
at a guess I would say one packet there and one packet back, so three
pings will get you six packets.

...bilbo...