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RFC 792, "Internet Control Message Protocol", September 1981

Note: This RFC has been updated by RFC 950, RFC 4884, RFC 6633, RFC 6918

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: int

Errata ID: 1231
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Stéphane Bortzmeyer
Date Reported: 2008-01-04
Held for Document Update by: ron bonica

In the Introduction, it says:

no ICMP messages are sent about ICMP messages

It should say:

no ICMP messages are sent about ICMP error messages


For instance, echo replies are sent about echo messages. The context of the original sentence indicates that the author only referred to error messages but the sentence itself is not clear and I've seen the editorial error reproduced in some places.

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