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Bye all,

ping AddressIp
64 bytes from indirizzoIp: icmp_req=1 ttl=42 time=149 ms

while if

ping AddressIp -l 1400 
ping: cannot set preload to value > 3

ping AddressIp -t -l 1400
ping: can't set unicast time-to-live: Invalid argument

Why can't I ping?

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Sorry in not -p is -t. I root:root@ado-BackBox:~# ping AddressIp -t -l 1400 – Aldo Aug 9 '13 at 10:07
Type id in the console – rook Aug 9 '13 at 10:10
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ping AddressIp -l 1400 
ping: cannot set preload to value > 3

You need supervisor rights to access this feature of ping with value over than 3.

Try: sudo ping AddressIp -l 1400


Do you want size option for your ping packets? I guess, in Windows option -l means size of the packet, but in linux world there is another option for that.

Try -s option: sudo ping AddressIp -s 1000 -l 1400


In Linux ping is going until you stop it, so you don't need the Windows ping -t option.

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sudo ping ip-address -l 1400 = 64 bytes from mil01s16-in-f24.1e100.net (ip-address): icmp_req=2 ttl=56 time=13.7 ms – Aldo Aug 9 '13 at 10:19
Is always 64 bytes – Aldo Aug 9 '13 at 10:29
@Aldo see update of the answer – rook Aug 9 '13 at 10:38
Thank! The command for size packets is -s. – Aldo Aug 9 '13 at 11:09
@Aldo, if you find this answer is useful, you could accept it as answer :) – rook Aug 9 '13 at 13:38

From ping's manpage:

-l preload
       If  preload is specified, ping sends that many packets not waiting 
       for reply.  Only the super-user may select preload more than 3.

-p pattern
       You may specify up to 16 ``pad'' bytes to fill  out  the  packet
       you send.  This is useful for diagnosing data-dependent problems
       in a network.  For example, -p ff will cause the sent packet  to
       be filled with all ones.

So make sure you run ping under super user and feed to -p option an argument.

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