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What is ping ?

Last modified: July 2, 2022
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What is ping?

An internet software known as Ping uses command-line utilities to check whether a specific IP address is active and able to receive requests. It is a tool for determining whether a networked device can be accessed over an IP network. Ping keeps track of any packet losses along the way and measures the time it takes to send the packets. Additionally, the tool operates through ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) Echo Requesting to a network interface and getting the response. It will locate the target system, make an echo request to it, and the remote host will respond with an echo response.

What does it actually stand for?

If we define ping as a verb, it is meant to indicate “grabbing someone’s attention” and “checking someone’s presence” online. But it also represents the computer abbreviation (for Packet Internet or Inter-Network Groper). The programme “ping” was called after the sound of the sun, according to the author of the ping utility. To put it another way, a “ping” is a sound wave that is broadcast to locate an item in space.

When do we use it?

Is it true, or what? The ping utility is most frequently used for troubleshooting. Checking to see if the connection is stable is a necessary step before using any online applications or services. You can figure out what kind of issues you have by using the ping instructions. An fault with routing, congestion, or network speed may be to blame if pinging an IP address yields successful results but response times are too long. If the ping by name doesn’t work, you probably have a name resolution problem. Sometimes it is possible to successfully pinge a remote system’s subnet but not the target system. It here indicates that the remote host’s network connectivity.

How to do "ping-ing"

  1. Firstly, Go to “Start” on your local Windows;
  2. Secondly, Click on “Run”;
  3. Then next,Type “ping <your-domain-name> -t and press enter “okay”;
    e.g: Ping  Yahoo
  4.  Stop when continues for a few minutes.
    Capture the screenshot and send it to our support engineer as an attachment.
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