Now, BrowserUK, since there isn’t any sort of “connection” being established here, is it ever possible for the returning ping-packets to be dropped as they pile-up waiting to be received?

I have noticed that you often single out BrowserUk in your posts, for example:

This is one aspect of your posting style that I find amusing, not annoying. However, given the harsh and unrelenting criticism you have endured from BrowserUk, I am puzzled as to why you persist in showering him with such lavish praise.

In reply to Re^2: Optimized remote ping by eyepopslikeamosquito
in thread Optimized remote ping by themonk

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