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Bug 154625 - can't ping yahoo as described
Summary: can't ping yahoo as described
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs on
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation Handbook (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Lowest trivial (vote)
Assignee: Docs Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-11-09 18:48 UTC by Boyce
Modified: 2006-11-10 03:13 UTC (History)
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Description Boyce 2006-11-09 18:48:22 UTC
Yahoo sometimes cannot be pinged but is used as an example in the installation handbook. A simple solution would be to pick a more likely candidate for pinging and change that reference.

Candidates might include:
Comment 1 nm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-09 20:49:59 UTC
I booted with various installation media, and had no problem reaching yahoo. I've been using Gentoo since 2004.3, and I've never had a problem pinging any site . . . as long as I remembered to properly copy resolv.conf *before* chrooting.

Heh, sourceforge is a very bad idea, as their site is known for constantly being down, slow, and buggy. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Comment 2 Jan Kundrát (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-09 23:44:07 UTC
Josh, I think the reporter's issue is that some Yahoo's servers don't reply to ICMP echo requests. That has nothing to do with Gentoo installation media...
Comment 3 Xavier Neys (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-10 03:13:05 UTC
All servers responded to pings today. Maybe some of their servers do not respond, maybe.... Who knows? It's most likely a local problem, but, anyway, let's just ping
FYI, a very very long time ago, when swift wrote that bit, www.g.o did not respond to pings.