A utility available on all operating systems that helps test network connectivity.

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Windows: ping's timestamp option

The Windows "Shell" (cmd) provides the following option for ping: -s Count : Specifies that the Internet Timestamp option in the IP header is used to record the time of arrival for the Echo ...
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'ping git-scm.com' returns 'ping: unknown host git-scm.com'

Since a couple of days ago I'm not able to access git-scm.com and when trying to ping to the domain: ping git-scm.com I get a: ping: unknown host git-scm.com How can I check for errors in my ...
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curl works but ping/urllib2 don't, in a virtual machine

I have a Crunchbang 10 VM running on VirtualBox on a Windows 7 Home host. I have a python script that uses urllib2 that was failing, and discovered that: ordinary browsing and curl work normally on ...
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Firewall blocks ICMP even with Allow rules, even when disbled

Sometime early October (right after update Tuesday???). My Window 7 home machine stopped responding to anything incoming. Effectively breaking iTunes, Sonos, TiVo Desktop, RDP etc. But all those ...
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PING domain is very slow but NSLookup is instant, website takes a long time to appear

My Internet is behaving very strangely the last few days, DNS resolution is very slow, PING domain can take a minute, PING IP address and NSLookup is instant. DNS servers are correct as other PCs on ...
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Can ping facebook but not access

I live in Canada, and run a windows 8.1 laptop, primarily using Google Chrome version 35.0.1916.153 m. Within the past week, I find myself no longer able to access www.facebook.com with my laptop... ...
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Losing first hundred pings

My internet connection seemed slow, so I did: sudo ping -f www.google.com The strange thing is that I see I'm losing the first couple hundreds of pings, but after that it behaves as it should ...
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What does time delay in pinging signify?

My internet connection was not working fine. So I ran a ping test. In command prompt I entered ping 192.168.1.1 -t (that is my default gateway). Observing the response I noticed that the round trip ...
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PING: transmit failed. General failure windows 8.1

i have problem which i could not figure it out how to fix it , i run in windows 8.1 connected with wifi . when i open CMD and ping whatever address localhost, my router ip , 4.2.2.4 i get this ...
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why the ping doesn't get a reply?

I have an embedded board that has the CFE, a minimal loader. I have a host machine - linux FC16, where I am running a dhcpd server. My interface is p3p1. Here are the details of the ifcfg-p3p1. ...
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Vista PC will not respond to pings on home network

I need some help with file & printer sharing with Windows Vista. Home Network called is named WORKGROUP Router: Belkin N150 Wireless Router 3 PCs: Win Vista Home Premium Desktop 64bit - ...
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Cmd error Ping command cannot find the host

When I type in the following on my command prompt: ping www.google.com It displays as Ping command cannot find the host, but my internet is fully functional and I can access the page. Please help. ...
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Mavericks: ping resolves differently from dig

I have BIND9 running on my MBP with a zone for the TLD dev. I then have /etc/resolver/dev setup with the line nameserver 127.0.0.1 so that resolution for that TLD only is performed using my local BIND ...
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Cannot connect to my win 7 machine

When I ping a windows 7 machine from my win 8 tablet: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\VC>ping alwyn-hp Pinging alwyn-hp.gateway.2wire.net [127.0.0.1] with 32 bytes of ...
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Slow Airport Extreme -> Cable Modem ping time

While I currently have the new Airport Extreme router, I had the same problem with my previous router as well (which was a Netgear running dd-wrt). The setup is extremely basic: I have a cable modem ...
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SSH acting up on mac

I have a problem with a mac remote server I can ping it, but every time i try to ssh to it, it can't find a route to host. After that error i can't ping it for like 5-10 minutes, but then the ping ...
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Ping takes a very long time to start

The internet on my mac keeps slowing down and I'm struggling to diagnose the problem. Other identical machines on the same network aren't suffering from the same problem. After a reboot the internet ...
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What does it mean, if no response for ping (not even timeout)?

I'm trying to ping a VM from KVM Host over the bridge (maybe this informations is redundant). And there is no response to the ping, not even "host unreachable" or "timeout" What does it mean? Update: ...
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http ping to restart service

This tool checks if a website is offline or not. http://www.coretechnologies.com/products/http-ping/ I'm trying to create an automated process to run that file and check domain.com, if pinging fails ...
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Unable to ping just 1 computer on the network

I have 2 computers on the network (Computer A & B). There are also other computers on the network. From Computer A I am able to ping all other computers on the network except Computer B. ...
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Youtube buffering weirdness

sometimes I have problems when loading some youtube videos. To settle the obvious: when running these tests, I was the only one actively using the internet connection in the home and there was no ...
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Under what circumstances does the scp command fail?

I have two linux(redhat 5.6, 64 bit) servers(hp proliant 380p g8), server1's eth0,eth2 bonded to bond0.Similarly server 2's eth0,eth2 bonded to bond0. server1's eth0 connects to cisco(3560 catalyst) ...
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Artificial network delay tcp/udp (bigger ping) for defined application? (windows)

I have a game where people can easy detect who i am looking at my ping, i want to make my ping highter. How can i set network delay for all network connections for defined application?
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suse linux 11 unable to ping target machine

i have four suse linux servers siting on different lan. they are connected by a router and it is configured to allow these machines to ping one another. default routings have been added to all these ...
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Request Timed Out if pinging some websites

I am puzzled in this situation. My computer is able to open some websites but not everyone. For example it is able to open Google and Facebook but not Yahoo and Microsoft. I tried to ping Yahoo.com ...
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Why my computer is not accessible over internet?

I connect my computer to internet through my airtel mobile (3G). This computer has no firewalls ON at all, neither OS's (XP) firewall nor any Anti-Virus's Firewall. ICMP also enabled. Why can't i ...
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One sided ping on VM

I have my PC (Windows 7) and a Virtual machine running on it with VM Player (Windows XP). I have a server running Windows 7 and virtual machine with Windows XP and oracle instances. PC - ...
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Ping Flooding in router log

I've had recently a period of repeated disconnections from my router with connection problems. I checked my router log I found several Ping Flooding entries all originating from the IP 69.171.227.232 ...
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Why do pings to my router take to long? Could it be CPU?

I have an Ubuntu server that is running as a router. The internet will be really slow a lot of times so I checked the ping to the router and it will go up to 1400 at some points. I have top, iftop and ...
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Is there a utility to ping a server using aliases in ssh config (instead of /etc/hosts)?

I'm trying to standardize my server aliases across projects by linking together ssh config files that I can keep under version control. I'd like to be able to just define machine aliases along with ...
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Cannot Resolve Host Or Access Website Through Router

This is weird. I am on Windows XP with Edimax BR 6204Wg. I have 3 devices - 2 laptops and 1 smartphone. 1st laptop and smartphone are connected through WiFi to router and 2nd laptop is connected ...
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What to do if people can't ping me?

Today, I installed my new router so I can connect my other pc and my ps3. In my network, there are some other computers these are connected with each other through another router. So I have one modem ...
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OSX: Can NOT ping to the network interface of NAS

Suddenly, I can NOT access NAS using Finder so I tried to do ping to the network interface of NAS with straight cable which is connected to the box directly. But, I could NOT ping to the interface. ...
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Can 'ping' requests still be used for a DoS attack?

I was reading this question, and couldn't help noticing this part of one of the answers: On the Internet, ping of death is a denial of service (DoS) attack caused by an attacker > deliberately ...
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kernel upgrade causes ping to fail

I am facing some strange problem. I compiled the latest linux kernel and used "make localmodconfig" to create my .config file. In the new kernel "ping google.com" does not work. However the following ...
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I can't ping google, local ping is okay, resolv.conf is okay

I use Debian7 image under VMware player for Windows 7. All was okay. Pinging google was okay. But after resuming the Linux machine, something happened with network connection. After some playing with ...
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Ping results “echo'd” out to a text file on Windows XP machine has unusual character rather than the expected outcome

I have a Windows XP machine on which I would like to ping another machine and send the output to a text file for review at a later date. This is quite a standard question with several answers on this ...
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Machines in my local network can ping my machine only if I ping that machine

I have Lenovo G580 laptop with Centos 5.9 installed in it. My machine is accessible by some machines in my network, but many machines(both windows and linux) are not able to access my machine. But ...
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Ubuntu: Gateway does not forward broadcast PING

I try to set up a test environment using Ubuntu VMs to generate IDS data for the Smurf attack. For that I need broadcast PING to work. The setup is pretty simple. There is a victim network and an ...
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Why can I only ping if my command prompt is running as Administrator?

I have a problem where, if I open a command prompt and try to ping a server, it gives me the following error: PING: transmit failed. General failure. However, if I run the command prompt as ...
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Is it possible to “ping” an embedded device connected through a JTAG interface (USB)?

I currently have an atmel at91sam7x256 embedded device that is connected to my Windows machine through a JTAG interface of USB type. I am having difficulties getting the ethernet port to work, and ...
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ping doesn't run after a windows server update

I break my head with this new problem ... At beginning of April, my windows server sbs 2003 was updated (8 updates) automatically by Microsoft. The OS restarted after these updates during the ...
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can a successfully pinged IP address not be in the arp table

Basically the whole Q is in the subject... Is it possible or how would it make sense that I have pinged an IP address that is on the same local network that I am on, And still when I do arp -a this ...
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Why does Windows use the same identifier for different ping sessions?

I noticed while debugging some NATing issues at work that Windows (Windows 7 in this case) echo reply and echo responses are always setting the ICMP identifier field to the same value regardless of ...
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Wireshark Capture Filter

I am new to wireshark and I am trying to capture an ICMP packet over 802.11g, I am using windows and pingplotter. The issue is that on wireshark capture I am not getting any ICMP packets no matter how ...
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Quell ICMPv6 responses using Linux

On Linux, you can use: sysctl -w net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_all = 1 to quell ICMP echo responses from the Linux networking stack. This is different from BLOCKING ICMP responses using ...
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Ping issues and configuration issues

My host machine has an IP 10.116.65.150 and my secondary machine is part of the same network. (( I did connect my laptop to the same ethernet and switch link as I had connected my secondary machine ...
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Problems with wireless adapter ping latency/delay

I am using a D-Link DWA 123 150n USB wireless adapter to connect to the wireless network. Attached is a screenshot of my ping. The address i am pinging to doesn't really matter because no matter where ...
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computer ping only one side

In my organization network each resource are shared with network such as printers faxes, etc some times to share printer between two computers 1st computer ping 2nd pc but 2nd pc cannot ping 1st ...
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Ping IP/Hostname works laptop A to B, Can Ping Hostname but IP timed out laptop B to A

I have 2 laptops on home wireless network (Linksys Router). From Laptop A, I can ping Laptop B by hostname as well as by IP just fine. From Laptop B, I can ping Laptop A by hostname but when I ping ...