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The ping command verifies connections to remote computer or computers, by sending ICMP echo packets to the computer and listening for echo reply packets. Ping waits for up to 1 second for each packet sent and prints the number of packets transmitted and received. Each received packet is validated against the transmitted message. By default, four echo packets containing 64 bytes of data (a periodic uppercase sequence of alphabetic characters) are transmitted.

You can use the ping utility to test both the computer name and the IP address of the computer. If the IP address is verified but the computer name is not, you may have a name resolution problem. In this case, be sure that the computer name you are querying is in either the local HOSTS file or in the DNS database.

The following shows sample output for ping:


Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=101ms TTL=243

Reply from bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=243

Reply from bytes=32 time=120ms TTL=243

Reply from bytes=32 time=120ms TTL=243

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