What do I call my PDP-11?
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Mon Jan 9 14:10:17 CST 2006
[top-posting and entire-quoting repaired manually -dM]
>>> Just like any admin with SPARC systems in his network *must* name a
>>> machine Elvis.
>> Why? Are you sure you don't mean "with Sun OSes" rather than "with
>> SPARC systems"?
> I don't get the joke, and I uses Suns. Please to explain?
I'm not sure *I* do. But the only thing I can think of is that SunOS
(and quite possibly Solaris) ping doesn't act like BSD ping (reporting
individual packets) unless specifically told to with a flag; instead,
it just reports liveness.
And the message when a machine is up is of the form "%s is alive"; this
leads to amusement when the target machine is named elvis.
That's why I said that you need Sun OSes rather than SPARC machines.
I, for exmaple, have lots of SPARCs at home and not one of them
exhibits such behaviour, because I'm not running any Sun OSes.
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