Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It is nice to be back

I didn't realize how much I used the internet until it was partially gone. For the last three days our DSL line has been up and down.

I ran:

ping -t

against my DSL service provider. The ping command showed that the connect to the internet was going up and down every couple minutes, some times within seconds.

This made it hard to read and respond to email, to browse various blogs, and to post.

For the last three hours ping has showed a solid connection, so it looks like we are back in business.


(Update I - 20 Sep)

The command I was mainly using was "ping." I got a bit confused when posting. I was thinking of "tracert." I've updated this post to use the correct command - ping.


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1 comment:

Dana said...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder? I had a similar experience...but from a public computer in Denver. It was frustrating to not be able to post the stuff I had planned, but there was too much to do to get too frustrated about it!