"PING -T" Stops Timing Out After 50 Days

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The "PING -T" command stops functioning after running continuously for 49.7 days.


This behavior occurs because the ICMPTIMER value does not roll over correctly from 0xffffffff to 0x00000000.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5.


Article ID: 225024 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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