Pinging a Responsive Web SitePing programs allow specifying a computer name instead of an IP address. Users normally prefer pinging by name when targeting a home computer or a Web site.
The below graphic illustrates the results of pinging Google's Web site (www.google.com). Ping reports the target IP address and response time in milliseconds. Note that large Web sites like Google utilize many Web server computers worldwide. Therefore, many different (and valid) IP addresses may be reported by programs when pinging Web sites.
Pinging an Unresponsive Web SiteMany Web sites (including about.com) block ping requests as a network security precaution. The result of pinging these Web sites varies but generally includes a "Destination net unreachable" error message and no useful information. IP addresses reported by pinging sites that block ping tend to be those of DNS servers and not the Web sites themselves.
C:\>ping www.about.com Pinging www.about.akadns.net [184.108.40.206] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 220.127.116.11: Destination net unreachable. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 18.104.22.168: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss),