How to run a ping ?

PING stands for Packet INternet Groper.

This is a simple diagnostic tool implemented in both Windows and Linux that enables you the ability to test for basic communication between two network nodes within a LAN or across the WAN/Internet.

The concept is simple – a special packet is sent from a source machine to a destination machine at which the destination machine responds back.
The time it takes for this process to complete helps determine two things:

  • Does the destination machine respond?
  • How long does it take the destination machine to respond back?

To run this tool is very simple.

For windows you simply open a command prompt:

Go to Start->run->type CMD->press enter

Within the command prompt you will type:

ping destination-IP -n 10

For example:

ping  -n 10


For Linux open terminal:

root@rb:~# ping -c 10  destination-IP

Within the command prompt you will type:

ping -c 10 destination-IP 

For example:

ping -c 10


Radhe Dhakad is Support Executive and Network Admin at RackBank Datacenters Pvt. Ltd.. He is our curious techie who loves experimenting on servers and likes to pen down whatever he explores new on server technology!

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