Questions tagged [ping]

A utility available on all operating systems that helps test network connectivity.

Ping sends echo request packets to the specified IP address and waits for a response. If there's no response then the address is deemed unreachable at that time.

A trace route utility - "tracert" on Windows for example - can be used to help find out where the break in connection is.

As stated on Wikipedia, ping was named:

after the sound pulses of active sonar, which also involves sending a signal and measuring the time until any echo is received

Ping on Wikipedia

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Ping faster than light

I just discovered very strange thing while testing my internet connection. My ping is smaller than it should be. For example ping time to Arizona State University is about 14ms. eryk@eryk-pc:~$ ping PING…
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Why does pinging 192.168.072 (only 2 dots) return a response from

I mistakenly missed the dot off of an IP address and typed in 192.168.072. To my surprise I connected to a machine at If I ping 192.168.072 I get responses from Why is this? I'm on a Windows PC on a Windows domain. If I…
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Is it possible to ping an address:port?

I am not into networking, and I have the following question related to the Linux ping command. Can I only ping an address? For example: miner@raspberrypi ~ $ ping PING ( 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from…
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Why can't I email myself at: MyEmail@

I opened cmd and typed ping It shows me: C:\Windows\system32>ping Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=56 Reply from bytes=32 time=6ms…
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how to ssh to a ipv6 ubuntu in a LAN?

I'm able to ping my Ubuntu box via command: (where c2h2ttt is listed in /etc/hosts) c2h2@c2h2crawler:~/ttt$ ping6 -I eth1 c2h2ttt PING c2h2ttt(c2h2ttt) from fe80::21b:21ff:fe22:e865 eth1: 56 data bytes 64 bytes from c2h2ttt: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64…
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Why is my localhost not but ::1, and what notation is that?

When I use the Ping command against my localhost (on Windows Vista), it doesn't show up as C:\Windows\system32>ping localhost Pinging GIGA [::1] from ::1 with 32 bytes of data: Instead, it shows up as ::1 (pair of colons and a one).…
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Can you get a reply from a HTTPS site using the Ping command?

I tried using the ping command on a https page, but the message says that ping could not find the host. Is there some issue regarding ping and https?
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Pinging a machine on my local network gets an 'unreachable' response from my own IP address?

Edit for future readers who get here from google: This question is now the top google result when searching for 'destination host unreachable from my own ip address'. If that's how you got here, then you should know that my problem was a silly one…
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How to ping when behind a proxy?

I am using an HTTP proxy server to connect to the internet. Because of that my pings are not working ping says Unreachable Host How can I configure ping to use the HTTP proxy?
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Difference between pinging with and without http://

I am trying to ping my website and it resolves to an unknown IP address and times out. PING ( 56 data bytes Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 Request timeout for icmp_seq 1 Request…
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avahi: ping can't resolve hostname, but nslookup can

ping tells me that it can't resolve some hostname ("ping: unknown host") in a URL but when I use host or nslookup on the same computer on the command line, the resolutions works fine (i.e. it's fast and reliable). What could be…
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How can I ping a range of IP addresses simultaneously

I have a bunch of machines on an IP address range which I want to ping simultaneously as a quick and dirty way of telling which ones are switched on. What (free) software can I use to do this? I'm using Windows Vista.
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Ping to Windows 10 not working if "file and printer sharing" is turned off?

I have one Windows 10 computer on a local network. When I try to ping the Windows 10 machine from some other computer, it fails (Request timed out). From the Windows 10 machine, I can ping other devices with no problems. I found out that if I go in…
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How can I monitor my ISP's connection quality over time?

I've got a very bad ISP and want to monitor the connection quality over a month's time. At the moment I just wrote a script which logs ping requests to Google's DNS server How can I do that more efficiently? Is there a better way to…
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Possible to "ping" url:port? (OS X-GeekTool)

I'm trying to use GeekTool (Mac pref pane... basically just embeds output of a shell command/script on the desktop...!244026/geek-to-live--monitor-your-mac-and-more-with-geektool) to monitor a a remote machines/server, and…
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