ping core dumped at random char input

Bruce Evans bde at
Mon May 23 21:59:14 GMT 2005

On Mon, 23 May 2005, Maxim Konovalov wrote:

> On Mon, 23 May 2005, 18:28+0200, nocturnal wrote:

>> This happened at work when i was pinging a host which was down and
>> out of frustration i banged the keyboard a bit.
>> ping: sendto: Host is down
>> <zping: sendto: Host is down
>> sping: sendto: Host is down
>> xda<zsping: sendto: Host is down
>> ^\Quit (core dumped)
> Expected behaviour, ^\ sends SIGQUIT to ping(8).

Also, longstanding bugs in signal handling break killing ping gracefully
using SIGINT.


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