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Ping command – How to use it?

Ping command

Ping command – Definition

The Ping command is a small and simple utility tool with a command-line interface (CLI). It is very helpful for network diagnosing and probing a specific host or IP address (IPv4 address or IPv6 address). When you use the Ping command, you actually send data packets utilizing the ICMP (internet control message protocol) from your computer to a target. By default, the packets are going to be 4 each with a 32-byte size. Moreover, you will receive the time it was needed for each of them to reach the target. The statistics will also show you the minimum, maximum, and average time (in milliseconds) required for the road. Another interesting piece of information is the portion of lost packets, and of course, you will receive the IP address of the target.

In brief, the Ping command transfers data packets from your computer to a target and expects the packets to bounce. When they come back, you can see the statistics. 

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How does Traceroute command work?

Traceroute command

By the name of this command, you already know what it does, but let’s go a bit deeper and see precisely how the Traceroute command works. When you learn how to use the Traceroute command, you will see how useful it is and how often you will need it in your daily network’s tasks.

What is the Traceroute command?

Traceroute is one of the built-in commands inside your OS (Linux, macOS, and even on Windows as a tracert command) that serves for network diagnostic and, more specifically, for tracing the route from a point to a target.

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