Re: ICMP payload
From: Walter Roberson (email@example.com)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Walter Roberson) Date: 20 Mar 2003 11:36:43 GMT
In article <qrdea.1134$WQ5.email@example.com>,
Don Kelloway <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
:My intention was not to say that RFC 792 is the answer, but merely a place
:to start reading.
Okay, so once he's read RFC 792, what then? Follow all the
cross-references and keep reading more and more RFC's until he
finds the answer?
Notice the question was not "What are the limits on ICMP Echo payload
sizes" or "What are the technical specifications of ICMP Echo packets",
or anything remotely similar: it was effectively "What do people
actually use large ICMP Echo payloads to -accomplish-?"
Are you thinking of something in -particular- in one of the RFCs,
or are you just generally telling the OP that he should educate
himself about IP protocols? I don't think general education about IP
would be the answer to the question, and I strongly suspect that
any RFC that seriously suggesting using ICMP Echo packets to
accomplish real work would be quickly squashed.
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