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  1. #1
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    Question self test ?

    I was wondering if anyone knows when you ping 127.0.0.1 does that actually go through the nic or does the system just ping internally. I had a problem with a nic and pinging like this came back as good ????

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    I have done that in the irc chat for antionline and it does actully ping yourself. Thats like saying if I hit myself will it hurt?

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    You are pinging localhost which means your IP stack is not completely pooched.
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    str34m3r
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    The answer to your question is that pinging 127.0.0.1 never touches the NIC. It it totally handled in software. You don't even have to have a NIC in the machine to ping 127.0.0.1.

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