cant ping website

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Fri Jun 20 00:57:12 UTC 2008

On Jun 19, 2008, at 8:46 PM, NoOp wrote:

> Or a router set to not respond to pings... which is quite common  
> these days.

Er... Not really. If it could resolve the host name, but a router or  
destination address is dropping the ICMP packets, you wouldn't see the  
'unknown host' error message. Likely, you'd see something like this:

$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

And then it would just hang while the packets are dropped.

My point was that you might see that 'unknown host' message as a  
result of not being able to communicate with the DNS servers, which  
could ultimately be caused by a number of connectivity issues.

Jeremy Huntwork
LightCube Solutions, LLC

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