On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 10:11 PM, Joseph Spenner <joseph85750 at yahoo.com>wrote: > > > Sent from my iPad > > On Jun 6, 2013, at 6:59 PM, "Yves S. Garret" <yoursurrogategod at gmail.com> > wrote: > > > How would I get around this? > > > > > > On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 7:21 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> > wrote: > > > >> On 6/6/2013 3:46 PM, Yves S. Garret wrote: > >>> Hello all, this is what happens when I attempt to ping both search > >> engines: > >>> http://bin.cakephp.org/view/168484871 > >> > >> that just means someone is blocking ICMP 'echo request' at a router (or > >> the host itself). > >> > >> > >> > >> -- > >> john r pierce 37N 122W > >> somewhere on the middle of the left coast > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> CentOS mailing list > >> CentOS at centos.org > >> http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > > _______________________________________________ > > CentOS mailing list > > CentOS at centos.org > > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > > Depends on your goal/purpose. Are you pinging google just to verify > Internet connectivity? If so, ping something pingable. > If you really want to know if google is reachable, do a tcp/80 connect to > it. > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > I'm running scrapy to crawl through sites. I wanted to crawl http://clinicaltrials.gov/, once, but that was not working... with I thought was weird. As a result I started pinging various sources just to make sure that I can ping them in the first place. This isn't a huge deal since my project will be using bing, but through that it was weird that I couldn't ping www.google.com and www.cnn.com.