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The author of PING is reported dead

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Tue Nov 21 19:38:49 2000

Since many network operators consider PING as one of their essential
tools, I thought this would be of interest to the list.

I haven't been able to confirm this, but I haven't been able
to reach Mike.

Forwarded message:

>Subject: The Creator of Ping is dead...
>Mike Muuss, the author of the PING program used on networks everywhere, 
>died last night in a traffic accident on US route 95 in Maryland.  He was 
>an alumnus of Johns Hopkins (BS1978 or 1979 I think).
>Funeral arrangements have not been made yet, but I'll probably be going 
>back to Maryland almost immediately to attend.