On 6/22/2012 2:01 PM, Bob Tanner wrote:
> Asking here as I cannot find any mailing list or new group for pythond.
> Looking for a reason why pythond under FreeDOS does not support the
> icmp protocol.
> PythonD 2.4.2r1 for DJGPP [GCC 3.3.2] on ms-dos5
>>>> import socket
>>>> socket.getprotobyname("icmp")
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>     File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> socket.error: protocol not found
>>>> socket.getprotobyname("udp")
> 17
> Is this limitation in PythonD or FreeDOS?
> Thanks.

I'm not familiar with djgpp under DOS, but it looks like it is using 
WATTCP32 for the networking support.  It's possible that WATTCP doesn't 
give access to it's ICMP layer.


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