ping function RRS feed

  • Question

  •  Here are all of the ping options:

    example .. In DOS .. c:>ping -t

    -t Ping the specifed host until interrupted

    -a Resolve addresses to hostnames

    -n count Number of echo requests to send

    -l size Send buffer size

    -f Set Don't Fragment flag in packet

    -i TTL Time To Live

     -v TOS Type Of Service

    -r count Record route for count hops

    -s count Timestamp for count hops

    -j host-list Loose source route along host-list

    -k host-list Strict source route along host-list

    -w timeout Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply

    Experiment to see how helpful these can be!


    Monday, May 28, 2007 4:02 PM

All replies

  • yeah ping is an important command  in networking field.
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:01 AM
  • Use the ping command to check the availability of various routers in a network topology, and  use the traceroute command to check the path that packets travel between routers..
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:31 AM
  • good additional info........
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:40 AM
  • suggest a substitute for PING command
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:33 AM
  • Thanks for giving such a great info
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:03 PM
  • Full name of Ping is : Packate Inter Network Groper
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:48 PM
  •  Mahendra_kumar_6489b2 wrote:
    Full name of Ping is : Packate Inter Network Groper


    Is that "Grouper" or "Groper"??  I think it is Grouper...

    Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:02 PM
  • no it's GROPER
    Saturday, June 2, 2007 2:47 PM
  • Addiotional Info :

    you can get to know the iP address of a host by using Ping.

    Other similar tools are

    nbtstat -a HOSTNAME
    Shows the IP address of the host, and also its other information

    netstat -a
    Shows the list of all open connection along with the port number

    netstat -n shows IP address instead of host

    Sunday, June 3, 2007 2:14 PM
  • but netstat is not a substitute of PING.
    suggest me any substitute
    Monday, June 4, 2007 2:18 AM
  • Hey man i didn't say that netstat is a substitute to ping. I was just trying to give related net tools Stick out tongue
    Monday, June 4, 2007 5:21 AM
  • sorry buddy.
    but i didn't say that you are wrong.
    i just wanted to know
    Monday, June 4, 2007 7:01 AM
  • try the command "nslookup" instead of "ping" nslookup <ip address> returns the resolved name
    Monday, June 4, 2007 7:23 AM
  • kool man,........lot of replies to my  post...thanks to all those who replied and to those who are looking at this post right now....
    Monday, June 4, 2007 12:38 PM
  • @Sunil - No problem, just a small misunderstanding Smile hehe
    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:03 AM
  • Yeah, thanks man for this information about PING.
    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 10:11 PM
  • Is the "nslookup" command substitute of "ping"???
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:28 AM
  • @Raghuram - The nslookup isn't an alternative for ping. But you can also check whether a domain is up or not, also you can get the IP address of the domain. But its just to lookup the IP / domain or the name server .
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 2:12 PM