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What is the ping process ?

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Re: what is pinging

Packet Internet Groper (Ping) allows you to quickly verify the connectivity of your network devices. Ping attempts to transmit a packet from one device to a station on the network, and listens for the response to ensure that it was correctly received. You can validate connections on the parts of your network by pinging different devices.

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Re: what is pinging

Ping is a basic Internet program that allows a user to verify that a particular IP address exists and can accept requests. The verb ping means the act of using the ping utility or command. Ping is used diagnostically to ensure that a host computer you are trying to reach is actually operating. If, for example, a user can't ping a host, then the user will be unable to use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to send files to that host. Ping can also be used with a host that is operating to see how long it takes to get a response back. Using ping, you can learn the number form of the IP address from the symbolic domain name.
Loosely, ping means "to get the attention of" or "to check for the presence of" another party online. Ping operates by sending a packet to a designated address and waiting for a response. The computer acronym (for Packet Internet or Inter-Network Groper) was contrived to match the submariners' term for the sound of a returned sonar pulse
 

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what is pinging

its showing time limits like less than 1ms like wise whats that
 

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Re: what is pinging

it is the time which the system gets response from the host

for example
let your machine be say X
the server may be say y

if u type ping y
then the x will trasnmitt a packet to y,after reaching the packet y will ack the request which will be received by X the time between this operation will be displayed
 

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Re: what is pinging

Is it the only use of ping??

Does ping tell what is the MAC address of the terminal being pinged?

Can we obtain that?
If so how??
 

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Re: what is pinging

sending ICMP echo request and getting a reply(with RTT).

FOR MEASURING CONNECTIVITY.
 

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what is pinging

its showing time limits like less than 1ms like wise whats that

It is called latency/round-trip time.It is the time in a given network, a packet takes to travel from source to destination and back.
 

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