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Re: re: Contacting someone implies you were successful;...

"and "pinging" implies you used an ICMP packet."

Not necessarily. The TCP-IP context derives from the use of literal "pings" in ASDIC/SONAR in underwater warfare.Therefore it can have a similar figurative use in any attempt at contact that consists of a short question/answer exchange.

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