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Re: ping(8) picking up another ping's echo replies

On 14 February 2018 at 02:00, Edgar Fuß <> wrote:
>> If the original concern was disclosing the endian-ness, then why not
>> just hton the pid? :)
> The PID was originally hton()d. The commit message doesn't make sense to me.

OpenBSD even uses

ident = getpid() & 0xFFFF;

with the commit message "getpid() is going to be OK in a few minutes" in 1.21

The later change made pids random.

Eitan Adler

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