Subject: ping parameter confusion
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael Core <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/02/2002 05:43:24
I've read man ping(8) again and found the parameter "-h":
is an alternate way of specifying the target host instead
of as the last argument.
Now when I do "ping -h HOST" ping fails because of wrong usage. When I
do "ping -h HOST blah" ping works. It pings HOST and ignores "blah".
Otherwise if I try e.g. "ping -h HOST -D" ping recognizes the parameter
"-D". Even worse ping accepts more than one "-h" but ignores every host
but the last one. I would say that's explainable but confusing.