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#1 mahavir_tehri

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 01:14 PM

I want to know the difference between destination host unreachable and request time out when we ping some host from our pc.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 03:48 PM

this explains it best for destination host unreachable

http://www.freesoft.org/CIE/RFC/1812/105.htm

as far as request time out is concerned ."The client did not produce a request within the time that the server was prepared to wait. The client MAY repeat the request without modifications at any later time"
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