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As relayed by [personal profile] themalkolm:
The best ping story I've ever heard was told to me at a USENIX conference, where a network administrator with an intermittent Ethernet had linked the ping program to his vocoder program, in essence writing:

ping goodhost | sed -e 's/.*/ping/' | vocoder

He wired the vocoder's output into his office stereo and turned up the volume as loud as he could stand. The computer sat there shouting "Ping, ping, ping..." once a second, and he wandered through the building wiggling Ethernet connectors until the sound stopped. And that's how he found the intermittent failure.

Date: 2013-01-18 04:31 am (UTC)
jadelennox: Senora Sabasa Garcia, by Goya (Default)
From: [personal profile] jadelennox
That's the most beautiful story I've ever heard.

Date: 2013-01-18 04:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
It is a beautiful tale.

Date: 2013-01-18 11:58 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: Three penguins around the TARDIS: Adoration of the Penguini (tardis-penguins)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
That is so cool.

Date: 2013-01-18 12:20 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-19 04:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vlion
Did you know OSX has a command line vocoder as well?

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