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Question About 'Pinging" an address

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by jnibori, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. jnibori

    jnibori Thread Starter

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    I had a problem last week where it was suggested that I Ping an address. I am trying to learn the easiest way to do this. I am also looking for an explanation on what this will accomplish.

    I am assuming the goal is to verify that the address exits and my computer can get there directly. Also, how will I know if I successfully "Pinged" the address.

    Here's what I have been doing.

    I open the Command Prompt, and type "nslookup" then enter. I then type the WWW URL and hit enter. I get the web-site name, accompanied by the IP numeric address returned.

    Is this a successful Ping, and am I doing this correctly?

    Thanks.
     
  2. AlwaysLearning

    AlwaysLearning

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    at prompt- ping "url" or "ip"

    good luck



    edit: eg c:\ping ww?.yahoo.com or
    ping 255.255.255.255


    ? to switch off link
     
  3. phoneguy55

    phoneguy55

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    try here for detailed description of "ping" and "traceroute" utilities

    (good troubleshooting tools when having connectivity problems)

    click here
     
  4. jnibori

    jnibori Thread Starter

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    Yep-

    The site is what I was looking for. Thanks, and thank-you AlwaysLearning for the assistance as well.
     
  5. jmatt

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    http://www.securitysoftware.cc/apps.html
    PingLog - Does you ISP Suck? Some of my clients had intermittent connectivity problems with their ISP. The support guys kept coming out but never found a problem. (Funny how it always
    worked when they were there.) I wrote this program to create detailed logs of the connectivity problems. Their attitude changed as soon as I sent them the log.
     
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