Subject: Re: author of ping
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/29/2001 16:27:44
Personally, I think this proposal is unnecessarily morbid.  Reminding
users of death each time they read the documentation doesn't seem

People will continue to die as the OS gets older, and I don't think we
really want to make a habit of listing each of their deaths in
pertinent manpages. What makes ping different from any other useful
program in this regard?

I would just as soon see us not set this precedent.