Ping is a mechanism to see if a remote host is reachable via an IP network

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what does `pipe <number>` mean in `ping` output?

While running a test to diagnose some alleged network problem, I got this output from ping: --- r01c01b11n02 ping statistics --- 30000 packets transmitted, 29995 received, 0% packet loss, time 6309ms ...
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Graphical Ping utility with logging

I need to continuously test the quality of the connection between hosts, and I would like to use ping for that, in order to see WHEN the problem occurs. It should provide LOG of the pinging, with ...
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Linux ping command exits early due to ICMP host unreachable

An automated script runs shutdown -r now on a machine, and after a 30s delay, uses ping to determine when the machine is available. I've recently switched the OS from Centos 5 to Oracle Linux 6 and ...
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Loop redirect when ping my gateway

I have a router with WAN and LAN setup and act as DHCP server/gateway on my local LAN. The IP address is 192.168.1.1. Today, I was hit by an internet failure and I checked the ping and get this ...
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DNS and PING failure - Windows 2003 DNS and SonicWall NSA240

I am hoping someone can shed some light on this one... I have two Windows 2003 DC's - both running DNS, there are several Windows 2008 R2 and one Windows 2012 Standard server running as member ...
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ping: sendmsg: Operation not permitted (sometimes)

On a Ubuntu 14.04 running Haproxy, after a service haproxy reload, Haproxy is suddenly reporting all servers behind it as down. After some digging around, I noticed that ping is not working properly, ...
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blocked.domain.gstatic.com - Where could this blocking be?

As of this morning we were having serious issues (partially loaded site with no functionality) accessing Google Drive which we use heavily. Other websites seemed to work fine. This is happening on ALL ...
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negative time for a ping echo reply

I was happily pinging in the net when suddenly: Pinging X with 32 bytes of data: Reply from .235: bytes=32 time=1444ms TTL=41 Reply from .235: bytes=32 time=1767ms TTL=41 Reply from .235: bytes=32 ...
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OSX nslookup can resolve a lan hostname, but ping cannot? [closed]

I'm having an issue which recurs every few days, whereby ping cannot resolve a hostname on my LAN (but nslookup is able to). This is on OSX 10.9.2 (latest). The machine in this case is called ...
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Continuous ping on proxy preventing https requests, why?

I hope someone can help me solve this mystery. I have a small linux box which is configured as a transparent proxy on my network. I'm trying to run a script at startup that does a continuous ping to ...
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openvpn: connection established, can't ping server tun interface (debian server, windows & os x clients)

My goal: I want to set up openVPN on a vServer from the company netcup, running Debian squeeze. I only want a VPN connection from client to server; clients should not be able to see each other, also ...
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Why am I Unable to ping port 443 on Ubuntu?

I have opened port 443 through iptables: pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination 45 2428 ACCEPT all -- lo * 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0 6 1009 ACCEPT tcp -- * * 0.0.0.0/0 ...
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How network devices affect TTL

When I do a ping, I can see the TTL value for each packet. For every router that I insert in between my computer and the router that connects to the internet, the TTL value goes down by one. However, ...
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Ping hostname returns another hostname in output : what does it mean?

When I ping the server sip3.voip-centrex.net, I get this output: PING sip3.voip-centrex.net (194.98.81.144) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from mpfrrelay.michaelpage.fr (194.98.81.144): icmp_req=1 ...
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Does a High Variation in Ping Response Times Indicate a Potential Network Issue?

My department has recently moved offices. The previous office was fine, but in the new office, the ping times from my PC to the 2 data centres usually varies a lot, like this: Reply from ...
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Why is DownOrNot and JustPing reporting that my website is down?

I was pinging my site with DownOrNot and it is reporting that my website is down from all locations. Then I pinged it with JustPing and it is reporting that my website is also down from all ...
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How does the ping command differentiate between its ICMP responses and anothers?

If I have two shells open each pinging the same host, how do the two shells differentiate between the ICMP responses coming back for each shell?
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IP address used by nslookup and ping is different

I have a web server hosted in the network. It has a domain name registered. However, I also host a DNS server for the LAN. So, when someone wants to access the web server, it would check the DNS ...
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Can ping but cannot traceroute from Linux. Can do both from Windows. What gives?

So here's the issue. I have two different computers behind the same network. Both have the same gateway, IP address prefixes, etc. Computer 1: Windows XP IP 192.168.0.15 This computer can ping and ...
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Junior admin - how to discover/map the network to increase understanding?

I am a junior admin and have been tasked with gaining an understanding of the network. I know and use some of the servers on the network, so am able to tracert/ping them to see the names/addresses of ...
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How to Make sure Unstable/ Slow Connection is Due to ISP, Not Anything on My Side

I have a software, PingPlotter that allows me to identify the latency, round trip time, packet loss and a lot of other network statistics. I want to use those statistics as a proof that my ISP is ...
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How light is a ping?

Hopefully this question isn't too dumb. I'm wondering how expensive (system resource, and bandwidth wise) a ping is. If I have a small embedded linux device that has very limited ram, cpu, and ...
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How can I establish if a 566ms average response time is any good for my server?

One of my servers averages 566ms response time as measured by Pingdom ( pingdom.com ). Is this a good score? Should I be doing more to optimise it?
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Change how Nagios determines if server is offline?

I'm new to nagios and my server is on a network which does not allow the server to be pinged. Is it possible for me to check if the server is up another way? e.g via SSH or HTTP? How would I do this ...
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Are network and broadcast IPs supposed to respond?

I have a /24 network that is subnetted into a bunch of small chunks. I have recently gone into each router on the network (mostly Cisco) in order to document how this network had been divided. Now ...
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Ethernet Loopback plug - running a ping

For a project at work, I need to be able to test various Ethernet NICs by connecting them to a "loopback adapter plug", like this one on various embedded Linux boxen that come off a production ...
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Why can't I ssh or ping my brand new Amazon EC2 instance?

I just created a free EC2 instance with all the defaults. It says it's running in the AWS Management Console. On the "Instance Actions" menu, I click "Connect". I copy the DNS name provided (looks ...
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How can I tell when a Mac switches access points?

I want to be able to tell when a MacBook (running OS 10.5) switches from one wireless access point to another. In the building I am in, with several wireless access points (all Airport Extremes, all ...
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Need to understand : ping

I am using ubuntu 13.10 and I have used ping before to check server is up/down. Can someone help me understand, as I'm unable to find anything explaining this I did the usual ping command ping ...
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How to ping ipv6 interface

I'm trying to get familiar with ipv6 I don't understand why I can't ping this interface at the inet6 addr eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:77:9e:77 inet addr:192.168.33.10 ...
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Configure static IPv6 on Ubuntu

I'm trying to configure IPv6 on a dedicated Ubuntu server. My provider gave me a "/64" (whatever that is - I'm still confused) of IPv6 addresses. However, when I try to use them, I can't ping ...
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Odd results from ping

When I run this on an Ubuntu box: sudo ping google.com -c 25 -l 25 I get about 1 line back every 2 seconds despite the fact that it should (if I'm reading things correctly) send out all 25 packets ...
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How to Ping explicitly from eth1 instead of eth0

I'm trying to execute a ping with eth1, but the program uses eth0(the default network device). Any tips, tricks, or alternate techniques available?
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VirtualBox bridged adapter can ping but can't curl

There is a delicate server running Ubuntu Server 12.04.2. There are 4 useable IPs for this server: A, B, C, D. The server itself takes A. The server is now running two VirtualBox guests, both with ...
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NTP syncs with local timeserver but not NTP pool servers

I setup an NTP server on a machine in another subnet and tried to ync my machine with the server and it works well. But when I try to ust the pool.ntp.org servers (I tried 0.pool.ntp.org, ...
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how to check connectivity to server by windows tools?

I need to check if client can connect to server on specific TCP port. Server is listening on it. Tried "telnet server_IP port" but telnet is stuck when I see that it's connected to the server. Seems ...
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Domain Controller has mysterious 3rd IP Address

i have a domain controller with 2 NIC's. For some reason when i ping it from other computers, both on and off the domain it is responding from an ipaddress that doesnt belong to either of them. Does ...
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Strange network connectivity problem

Here is my network connectivity: cable modem | |(WAN) wrt54g (default gateway, 192.168.1.1) -- earth |(LAN) | Simple Switch1 | | | | | SimpleSwitch2- ...
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Ping fails with the record route option

I'm having trouble with the record route (-R) option of the ping command in Linux. It appears that when I run the command without this option, I am able to receive a response from a range of servers ...
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able to dig a hostname but doesn't resolve via ssh or ping

I am using Snow Leopard and cannot ping or ssh into a host but am able to dig: dig some.value.host.com When the ip address comes back in the answer section, then I am able to ssh via ip address ( ...
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MTU problems? 'Request timed out'

I've been trying to figure out why some(very few) of the people who visit my site have random slowdowns and error pages('page cannot be loaded'). The random slowdowns and error pages never happen for ...
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Why does an IPv6 route added before virtual machine is started not work

I have an external server at Hetzner with Debian 7 and trying to setup KVM with IPv6 Routing (the same setup works for IPv4 without problems). I have one Ubuntu Server VM with two interfaces which ...
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OpenVPN and one way pings

Network configuration I have set up a network: Appropriate ports of computers in 192.168.87.0/24 are forwarded on TP-LINK router to be seen "all over the world". IP forwarding in enabled on ...
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Wget works, Ping doesn't

There are some anomalies on a Virtuozzo virtualized Debian 4 (I know, I'm gonna upgrade this one asap, but there dependences). We run some Websites on this one. And a view Days ago exmi4 wasnt able to ...
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Why slow (500-4500ms) ping times to google.com over Wi-Fi?

I regularly get ping times (to google.com) on my netbook over wireless (802.11) of: 500-4500ms for about half the time 100-150ms for the rest of the time. It seems to switch back and forth on the ...
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Server can't ping or connect to self

This SF Answer helped me after nerve's answer below: No network loopback device after security update ubuntu 12.04 Original Question I've been Google-ing and banging my head against the wall for a ...
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ping -R and traceroute mismatch

I am stuck at a very strange result after running the command ping -R in a unix environment. To be more specific, I am trying to follow the path to a server and back but there is quite a mismach ...
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Can't ping host from vmware guest using bridged networking

Host is Windows 7 Guest is Ubuntu 11.04 Network adapter is wireless I can ping other computers on the network but not the host. No firewall are involved. Sniffing the traffic with wireshark it ...
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Authoritative DNS will not respond to pings or digs on domain

I am making an Authoritative DNS for a new site. The site responds nicely to all pings and most digs on its IP address, however rejects anything to its domain name. I would presume this is due to a ...
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Ping stops responding after the first line

I have a problem with the PING command on Windows 8.1. During a ping, the command returns no further output after sending the first ping request. For example: ping 192.168.1.200 Pinging ...