Time: Sat Dec 06 05:19:41 1997
To: heritage-l@gate.net
From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: "ping"
Bcc: sls

"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,
>> From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
>> To: jonyreb@aloha.net
>> Subject: ping
>> Date: Friday, December 05, 1997 4:43 PM
>> please reply:  Thanks!

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