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Level 23: Casual Specs
Oliver341
Posts: 3,455
Registered: ‎16-05-2008

BBC ping replies

It seems the BBC have got fed up of people using them as a ping test! They aren't replying to ping requests anymore.

C:\>ping www.bbc.co.uk
Pinging www.bbc.net.uk [212.58.251.195] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 212.58.251.195:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Oliver.
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Level 22: Usually online
Guest2
Posts: 4,214
Registered: ‎23-09-2008

BBC ping replies

Pinging bbc.co.uk with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=120
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=120
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=120
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=120

Ping statistics for 212.58.224.138:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 18ms, Maximum = 18ms, Average = 18ms

Still OK for me
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Yorkshireman
Posts: 158
Registered: ‎20-10-2008

BBC ping replies

I too am getting replies from the BBC. Maybe it's because yours is trying to ping some weird domain.
Decided to visit this board less frequent as of 25th of April since there's less activity.
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Oliver341
Posts: 3,455
Registered: ‎16-05-2008

BBC ping replies

I guess the hostname www.bbc.co.uk resolves to multiple IP addresses, and some IP addresses do not respond to pings.
Oliver.
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Oliver341
Posts: 3,455
Registered: ‎16-05-2008

BBC ping replies

I just tried it again, still no replies, even though it is now using a different IP address:

C:\>ping www.bbc.co.uk
Pinging www.bbc.net.uk [212.58.251.207] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 212.58.251.207:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Oliver.
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bulldog
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎20-10-2008

BBC ping replies

C:\>ping www.bbc.co.uk

Pinging www.bbc.net.uk with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out


Same for me it seems to get worse by the night :smileysad:
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Oliver341
Posts: 3,455
Registered: ‎16-05-2008

BBC ping replies

Same for me it seems to get worse by the night :smileysad:

Hold on! This isn't O2's "fault", it's just BBC isn't responding to pings on all their servers.
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bulldog
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎20-10-2008

BBC ping replies

Did a tracert on it aswell

Microsoft(R) Windows DOS
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C:\DOCUME~1\MIKE>tracert www.bbc.co.uk

Tracing route to www.bbc.net.uk
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 31 ms 31 ms 137 ms 94-192-0-1.zone6.bethere.co.uk
3 111 ms 42 ms 38 ms 10.1.2.102
4 * * 82 ms 10.1.2.1
5 155 ms 242 ms 323 ms 83.245.126.93
6 36 ms 38 ms 37 ms 212.58.238.129
7 40 ms 41 ms 38 ms te12-1.hsw0.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 * * * Request timed out.
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * * * Request timed out.
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Trace complete.
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Guest2
Posts: 4,214
Registered: ‎23-09-2008

BBC ping replies

But why is the tracert changing from bbc.co.uk to bbc.net.uk for some and not others.....just like some o2 users aren't having DNS and speed problems :smileyindifferent:
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Oliver341
Posts: 3,455
Registered: ‎16-05-2008

BBC ping replies

Because some people ping bbc.co.uk instead of what they should be pinging, which is www.bbc.co.uk
Oliver.
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