Time: Sat Dec 06 05:19:41 1997 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar] Subject: "ping" Cc: Bcc: sls References: "ping" is an Internet convention, for testing a pairwise connection, through all 7 layers of the communication protocol. There is also a program named PING, which does the same test, with small packets of arbitrary text. It was also a chilling moment in the movie "The Hunt for Red October," when the Russian captain orders his crew to generate a single sonar "ping," as a way of getting the attention of the American sub captain. So, the origin of this idea is underwater sonar. /s/ Paul Mitchell, Candidate for Congress At 09:37 PM 12/5/97 -0500, you wrote: >So that's what you meant by "Ping." I will be offline as of December 26th >and won't be back on-line until mid march, and with a new Email address. I >will be rassigned from Hawaii back to the mainland, specifically, FT Lee, >VA. > >---------- >> From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar] >> To: email@example.com >> Subject: ping >> Date: Friday, December 05, 1997 4:43 PM >> >> please reply: Thanks!
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