Subject: Re: how to get FreeBSD ping.c into NetBSD?
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gert Doering <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/2006 18:50:54
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 11:27:55AM -0600, David Young wrote:
> ping -I does what you want, however, you wouldn't know it from reading
> the manual page:
> -I ifaddr
> Send multicast datagrams on the network interface specified by
> the interface's hostname or IP address.
Hmmm. The FreeBSD man page has a "-I", which is *only* for multicast...
Source multicast packets with the given interface address. This
flag only applies if the ping destination is a multicast address.
... so I admit I didn't try NetBSD's "-I" in the first place (after
having read the sentence about "multicast datagrams").
So how to fix it? "Find out what the available options really do and
update the man page"?
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Gert Doering - Munich, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org
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