Danny Braniss danny at
Thu Jun 1 04:14:10 PDT 2006

> Danny Braniss wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 	on a fairly new 6.1-stable, and probably before, once in a
> > blue moon, sendto return error 64 (EHOSTDOWN?). but the packet seems to have
> > been received by the target, since i get a response, and further more,
> > everything keeps on working.
> > 
> > what is error 64?
> > 
> > danny
> > 
> > 
> EHOSTDOWN comes from the ARP layer of the IP stack, and would be
> consistent with the host either getting no arp response or rejected
> responses from the target.  It would be useful to run tcpdump+ethereal
> on your connection to see what is really going on.
too much traffic, and would be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
(i can't reproduce this at will)
the question is, if it was an error, how come the packet did go out.
need more proof for the above statement - working on it.



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