Problem booting after Yum update of FC4
fedora at westexe.demon.co.uk
Thu Dec 8 08:20:40 UTC 2005
> Try "ping google.com" for several hours, and see how many packets you
> I hope you don't mean continuously. That would constitute abuse.
That's a fairly harsh definition of abuse you've got.
They've made the ping service available in the same way as they make the
HTTP service available. Accessing Google's web pages once a second would
not be OTT for a suitably busy site.
Continuous pinging *is* necessary occasionally as a form of network
diagnostic: it tells the network administrator whether (and in
conjunction with traceroute, where) to complain about network timeouts.
I selected Google partly because of the size and capacity of their
servers and network connections.
I don't think I'm abusing Google. I'm using the facilities they make
available in the way they're supposed to be used. And I'm not taking
anywhere *near* unreasonably large amounts of resources to do so.
So why do you think it's abuse?
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