ODOC: ping

ping — send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts

Summary :

This is one of the most important command every system administrator must know to handle a network. Packet InterNet Groper uses the ICMP protocol’s mandatory ECHO_REQUEST datagram to elicit an ICMP ECHO_RESPONSE from a host or gateway to find whether it is alive or not. See http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/ping.html.


$ ping localhost — Resolve the IP for localhost and Ping it.

$ ping — Ping for IP

$ ping -a host — Bell after every successful ping.

$ ping -b — Ping the broadcast IP.

$ ping -c 6 host — Stop after sending 6 ECHO_REQUEST packets.

# ping -f host — Flood ping. Packets will generated with Zero inter packet time.

$ ping -i 5 host — Wait 5 seconds between sending each packet.

$ ping -q host — Quiet Mode. Only shows initial and end summary.

$ ping -R host — Record and print the route used by the packets.

$ ping -s 100 host — Sent 100 bytes ICMP packet. Default 56 Bytes.

$ ping -w 5 host — Ping for 5 Sec and Exit.

Read: man ping

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