Subject: Re: /sbin/ping - fails to drop into background?
To: None <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/02/2007 22:33:56
On Dec 23,  1:32pm, Lucio De Re wrote:
} I only tried this with 1.6.1 and 2.1, but it sems that /sbin/ping
} blocks if it is dropped into background, complaining about "tty
} output" even when stdout and stderr are redirected on the command
} line.  I see no option to turn this behaviour off and I need it so I
} can use ping in a daemon script to establish connectivity.

     It's been fixed for NetBSD 4.0.  You may be able to just grab the
latest sources and try compiling and running it on an older release.

}-- End of excerpt from Lucio De Re