Depends on the source of the port.  Ping was probably not ported from
Unix where Telnet was?  Just a guess. 

Christopher Bipes
Information Services Director
CrossCheck, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lim Hock-Chai
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 11:11 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: able to TELNET not able to socket connect thru program

Ping from iseries gives you a different result.
Verifying connection to host system  

Seems like ping in iseries does not treat leading 0 number as octal.
But it will treat it as octal when uses telnet.

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