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Network Ping - Testing Commands and Utilities

In computer networking, ping is a process for sending test messages from one computer to another to check the health of network connections. Ping tests are run using various software commands and utility programs.

What is Ping?
Ping is the name of a standard utility used to test network connections. Ping utilities are part of Windows, Mac OS X and Linux as well as some network routers and game consoles.

What Is a Computer Ping Test?
A ping test determines the latency (communication delay) between your computer and another computer on a network. Using ping tests can be useful when troubleshooting network problems, and they are also an important consideration for online gaming and other interactive applications.

How to Ping the IP Address of a Computer
Ping is a standard utility program available on most computers. A ping program sends test messages from the computer to a remote device over a TCP/IP network. Besides determining whether the remote computer is currently online, ping also provides indicators of the general speed or reliability of network connections. This article provides...

How To Use Ping Commands
This tutorial illustrates some examples of using ping commands for network troubleshooting.

Ping Tools for Network Troubleshooting
Ping tools (sometimes called utilities or commands) determine the availability and responsiveness of network hosts. These ping tools sometimes also provide other related network troubleshooting features.

Ping of Death
A popular form of network attack several years ago, the Ping of Death technique illustrates the importance of network security systems.

ICMP
ICMP is a simple network protocol useful in IP network management and administration. All implementations of IP require an accompanying implementation of ICMP.

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