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What commands can you run? (must be via the terminal)

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You can specify the packet size in ping using "-s" flag:

-s packetsize
          Specifies the number of data bytes to be sent.  The default is 56, which  translates  into
          64 ICMP data bytes when combined with the 8 bytes of ICMP header data.
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ping -s nnnn a.b.c.d

sends packets of size nnnn+8 bytes (including header data) to address a.b.c.d, according to the manpage.

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[root@example ~]# ping -s install.log 192.168.68.107 PING 192.168.68.107 (192.168.68.107) 0(28) bytes of data. 8 bytes from 192.168.68.107: icmp_req=1 ttl=64 8 bytes from 192.168.68.107: icmp_req=2 ttl=64 8 bytes from 192.168.68.107: icmp_req=3 ttl=64

try like this :)

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-1, the -s argument takes packet size as an integer, not a file name. –  Chris S Dec 12 '10 at 20:24

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