Linux Ping Command

Chapter: Linux Commands Last Updated: 05-05-2018 17:38:16 UTC


            /* ............... START ............... */
$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_req=1 ttl=128 time=172 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_req=2 ttl=128 time=164 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_req=4 ttl=128 time=165 ms
                /* ............... END ............... */


  • Ping command in linux is normally used to test the connectivity between the two nodes.
  • If connection is established between the nodes you requested for ping it will give the details packet of information from the connected node.
  • Ping command is used to test the internet connectivity through terminal in linux.
  • If not possible to connect to the node, it will give an error message (Request Timed Out) after a specific time.
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