ping

Table 1. ping

Pings a specified host.

Syntax:

ping [-c num_echos] [-i interval] <dest>

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Parameters

[-c num_echos]: Specifies the number of echo requests to be sent. Default value is 5.

[-i interval]: Specifies the delay interval in seconds between each packet. Default value is 1 second.

<dest>: Specifies the destination host name or IP address

Examples:

To ping the IP address 192.168.1.1:

ping 192.168.1.1

To ping the host remote.host.com:

ping remote.host.com