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# 1  
Old 10-24-2002
About Ping


When I pinged a machin, I got to be seen a different kind of
reply from that machine.

This is as below : "Reply from Source quench received." Which I felt like an un-usual message.

So what does this mean.

Regards & Thanks in advance.

# 2  
Old 10-24-2002
Almost sounds like the remote host was blocking the pings. Are you able to get anything from it?
# 3  
Old 10-24-2002
I see from your other question that you are running HP-UX. Is the source quench coming from an HP-UX 11.0 box? 11.0 has some problem reqarding source quenches and you need to install the latest patches.

A "source quench" is an ICMP message that is supposed to come from a router that has been overloaded. It's not really used much and anyway a host was not supposed to send them.
# 4  
Old 10-28-2002
Yes, this was from the HP-UX machine.

Actuall I had put this HP-UX machine system to reboot & was continuesly pinging from my local windows desktop to check whether this system has come up or not.

When the HP-UX system started comming up initially I got the Quenching reply & after some time in started replying normally.

That's it.
# 5  
Old 11-09-2002
Try see if you are able to ping any other machines?
Do you get the same error message?
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