Subject: Re: how to get FreeBSD ping.c into NetBSD?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/2006 20:03:51
In article <20061122175053.GY11631@greenie.muc.de>,
Gert Doering <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>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...
> -I interface
> 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"?
Sure, that would be nice.