Dear all,

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a VMWare Virtual Machine. Everything is fine except for the PING command that does not return any output for unreachable hosts.
For all available hosts, regardless of calling ping with a hostname or an ip address, it works just fine. However, it does not return any response for unreachable hosts.

Apache Hadoop uses PING as a tool for checking host availability and I need to have it working for this purpose.

If you know a solution for this problem or the way that I can change the default timeout of PING requests permanently, please let me know.