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The Story of the Very First UNIX Ping Program

Oct 04, 2007, 21:45 (5 Talkback[s])

"Yes, it’s true! I'm the author of ping for UNIX. Ping is a little thousand-line hack that I wrote in an evening which practically everyone seems to know about. :-)

"My original impetus for writing PING for 4.2a BSD UNIX came from an offhand remark in July 1983 by Dr. Dave Mills while we were attending a DARPA meeting in Norway, in which he described some work that he had done on his Fuzzball LSI-11 systems to measure path latency using timed ICMP Echo packets..."

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