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I know its all over the news, but I feel I should still say something about some guy I didn't even know until I read Slashdot.

From Mike's page about the ping command:

The best ping story I've ever heard was told to me at a USENIX conference, where a network administrator with an intermittent Ethernet had linked the ping program to his vocoder program, in essence writing:
     ping goodhost | sed -e 's/.*/ping/' | vocoder

He wired the vocoder's output into his office stereo and turned up the volume as loud as he could stand. The computer sat there shouting "Ping, ping, ping..." once a second, and he wandered through the building wiggling Ethernet connectors until the sound stopped. And that's how he found the intermittent failure.
Error running style: S2TIMEOUT: Timeout: 4, URL: xian.livejournal.com/36779.html at /home/lj/src/s2/S2.pm line 531.