A tool commonly used to test the reachability of a given host, either on the internet or in a local network.

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Why doesn't Ubuntu use capabilities on ping?

After running, $ ls -l /bin/ping -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 34740 Nov 5 2012 /bin/ping I wonder, why doesn't Ubuntu use capabilities (i.e. raw sockets) rather than setuid?
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Changing the IP Address in Solaris 11

I am trying to change the IP address in Solaris, but am failing to do so. The IP address needs to be a fixed number, like 10.0.11.10 I have tried changing the IP address in /etc/hosts which I ...
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Running an infinite loop on startup

I'd like to run a command at startup which pings a certain address every 10 minutes and writes the result to a file. I've figured out now how to do the pinging and file writing and the 10 min ...
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Cannot connect to my Virtual Box Ubuntu system

I have a VirtualBox running an Ubuntu OS. I'd like to access this Ubuntu machine using ssh or telnet. In order to do that I've performed the following steps: sudo apt-get install telnetd sudo /etc/...
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Run a ping command on list of servers and output to a file

I have a file servers.txt on a different server, with list of servers: server1.mydomain.com server2.mydomain.com server3.mydomain.com I want to first download this txt file, ping these servers and ...
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Time synchronization, use NTP or just socket?

I am using a PC and a raspberry pi(both run Linux) to gather sensor data, raspberry pi gathers laser scan data, PC gathers image captured by camera. I must synchronize time for these two machines. I ...
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Ping multiple hosts and execute command

I'm very new in bash scripting and unix so I will need some help on this.I have 7-10 hosts which I want to ping from one of the servers via cronjobs. What I want is when host is up to execute command ...
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Constantly pinging a server

I am not sure if this is exactly the right place for this question, but there is no networking stack exchange. I want to ping a server a bunch of times (eg.10,000+) to gather information on the ...
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How can you get ping to print human readable timestamps?

Ping can print you a timestamp on every line but its in unix date format :( ping -D localhost PING localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data. [1415629479.482938] 64 bytes from ...
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Execute a command after each output line from ping command

I am trying to build a one-line command to monitor when my Internet connectivity drops. I'd like it so that if I run ping www.google.com indefinitely (one ping per second), if the word "timeout" ...
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ssh reverse tunneling not working

So, I have a server and a home machine. My server can't talk to internet, but my home machine can. So, I set up a reverse tunnel through home to server using: ssh -R 9001:www.google.com:80 server ...
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Behavior of ping with partial packet loss on Ubuntu

I am specifically looking on the return variables of running ping on my Ubuntu server, the variables I am looking for is: error status, output on stdout, output on stderr. When pinging a host the ...
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ping statistics

When ping displays statistics the field mdev is the std deviation of all the ping times. It is the average time (in ms) to the average avg. But because ping times are stricktly positive, I don't ...
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Peculiar issue with ping

I'm using ping from package iputils-ping (3:20121221-4ubuntu1.1) on Ubuntu 14.04. When pinging a host host2.lan with IP 192.168.1.20 that is down initially but comes up during the run of ping, I see ...
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Ubuntu server cannot access the Internet: appears DNS related

This is a Drupal website running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Linode. The server is just a website. It is not a DNS server or anything else. Here are my issues. It seems they are all related to DNS issues. (I'...
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Ping from subinterface

I have a sub-interface eth0:0 auto eth0:0 iface eth0:0 inet static address 192.168.2.96 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.2.1 and I try ping -I eth0:0 8.8.8.8 and I ...
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Most reliable way to check for connected client?

I have an embedded Linux OS developed from scratch using Yocto. This talks to a Windows XP/7 client. The embedded OS runs a DHCP server and gives an address to the client. The problem is that the ...
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How do I create an IPv6 overlay network?

I would like to create host-only IPv6 networks on two hosts and then route between them. On each host, there will be a dummy interface, at ipv6_prefix::9. I would like to be able to ping that ...
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Unable to ping gateway & other Linux boxes on same network

I'm somewhat new to Linux, but I'm trying to network a few Linux machines. I can't seem to be able ping the gateway or the other Linux machines. My scenario: I have a few Linux boxes set up on a 10....
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How to check if apt proxy configuration is correct?

I have to use a proxy server which requires authentication. So, I need to update the apt.conf file to include my proxy settings. All fine. What I need is to check that the configuration is correct so ...
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Quickly check whether many network hosts are up-and-running

Objective: check if a host is up-and-running on the network, with a method that can be efficiently parallelized over many hosts. Emphasis on a QUICK turnaround of the check. Reason to emphasise ...
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Send Email without any settings fast?

I am looking something like this on dummy comp, sending email fast without any login. I mean that I do not want to set up any .muttrc or any other settings. I want just a short msg to person A from ...
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Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.7 - Ping problem

When I try to ping some of the IP addresses I get "connect: No buffer space is available" error. Also when I check /var/log/messages, there are some errors like as following printk: 99 messages ...
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Able to ping my host but getting no route to host

I have a elasticsearch service running on MY_HOST_IP(10.x.x.xx) and port 9200. I am able to ping 10.x.x.xx from my VM, but when I try to connect elasticsearch it gives me : no route to host ...
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How to debug what is stopping ping to respond on our server?

We used to have a sysadmin person months ago who had disabled ping response on one of our servers. But now we want to re-enable ping response. I tried to check if the ping was disabled from config. ...
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I can ping internal to outside but not from outside to internal (Static IP)?

I have a static IP provided by the administrator of my Linux CentOS 6.5. The problem is that while I can ping this machine, connect to it and use it to access the internet from within my network, I ...
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Ping command results in packet loss

Whenever I ping on my personal computer, nothing gets displayed other than a single statement. Upon stopping execution, I see that several packets were transmitted in the statistics. On top of all ...
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Network via ieee1394 is unreachable (PC and laptop)

I decided to connect my PC to the laptop via firewire. All interfaces are up, but no packets can be send/recieved. I'm using Linux Slackware64-current (kernel 2.6.37.4) Laptop (Dell Vostro 3700) has ...
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What is a valid hostname label?

I set up my hostname to a number, where running hostname gives: 6592 But when I run ping 6592, I get: connect: Invalid argument I checked the related Wikipedia page, and it does say that such a ...
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IP access okay but ping doesn't work

I have a laptop connected to a Wi-Fi, and let's say I am testing the connection to a website ("randomwebsite.com", IP:123.123.123.123) Through a terminal I have tested ping: kwagjj@kwagjj-Inspiron-...
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Why doesn't “ping -l” works when ping works?

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 ...
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Why can I ping google.com but not www.google.com [closed]

I can $ping google.com and get data back PING google.com (74.125.227.96): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 74.125.227.96: icmp_seq=0 ttl=56 time=26.939 ms 64 bytes from 74.125.227.96: icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 ...
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how can one manually assign a permanent / static IP address with “ip addr add”?

After an IP address is assigned to this network interface, with any of the the following commands: ip addr add 10.0.0.0 dev eth1 valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever ip addr replace 10.0.0.0 dev ...
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Script to Ping an IP and create a log showing date/time of any fails, times over 500ms, and traceroute any fails [closed]

Like the title says I am trying to make a script to run constantly that produces a log showing ping stats. I want the log to contain and ping fails, times over 500ms and the traceroute of any timeouts....
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How to check whether certain port is opened or block on any other servers from a dev box?

I am trying to connect to one of our staging Cassandra servers on port 9042 and 9160 here in our company from a dev box.. Through the code, I am not able to connect to it... The program gets hanged at ...
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Command-line way of send pinging

I have lots of Drupal powered website. Each of the website has Multiping module to pinging ping server. Is there any way of send pinging through command-line? I hope I can build dedicated server for ...
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Cannot Ping, nor Curl, but Nslookup works

On a freshly installed Fedora Workstation running the default Workstation spin which installs Gnome. I'm having problems getting to a web server on the LAN with my browser. The commands curl and ping ...
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How to interpret ping output

Since 3 days ago I can not open (from outside Brazil) the site UOL. First I thought it could be off line. But 3 days! It is a very big Internet web site and host. I tried with FF and Google, but ...
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What could cause a ping request to return inconsistently timed results

Here is a sample run: 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=27 ttl=64 time=8852.917 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=28 ttl=64 time=7918.074 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=29 ttl=64 time=...
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Continues Pinging to background, save logs and show statistics

I'm trying to make a script that save the ping logs to .txt or .log file. To monitor if my connection is intermittent or not, I'm using this script: $nohup ping 8.8.8.8 > timeout.txt & Then ...
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Ping from Outside: How do I make my system invisible?

I just did a test that told me my gateway (debian squeeze) responds when being pinged from outside. It's a box with two network cards, eth0 is for my internal network (192.168.1.0/24) and eth1 goes ...
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How to make dns resolve faster

I changed name server of one domain. Then I flush dns root@host [~]# /etc/init.d/named restart Stopping named: [ OK ] Starting named: ...
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need portable crontab host-checking/failover logic across Linux & Cygwin

A host-ping test that always works correctly from the interactive bash command line in Cygwin, is behaving incorrectly in its own crontab--always selecting the second host--and I can't figure out why: ...
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What is the use of socket buffer size in ping?

I am learn about the ping command implementation. In that I had a one doubt. The doubt is I know the socket buffer is for how many bytes transfer at a time in the socket. But how the ping command ...
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Linux server able to wget but not able to ping

A proxy server was added using export http://link:port/. I try to ping google.com and there is no response, the DNS is able to resolve an IP. wget of google.com works. routes: Destination ...
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First ping after ifup fails

I have a weird issue on Debian 8 on a provisioning workflow, the steps are : The debian is DHCP configured (from the PXEBoot) VLAN Change on ESX ifdown on eth0 reconfigure /etc/network/interfaces ...
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Ping a host, check if alive or not, and send result to file via a shell script

To clean out my custom hosts file and remove dead domains on Windows I ping the hosts from domains.txt, and if I get a reply I add that host to result.txt: @echo off >result.txt ( for /f %%i ...
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ping: unknown host with iptables enabled

I can't ping www.google.com. However I can ping the IP address: ping 74.125.237.142 At first, I thought it is a problem with my DNS settings. But I checked my resolv.conf, hosts, and hostname ...
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Using ping on multiple interfaces on a NIC

I have two systems and each have a NIC with two ethernet ports. One system has a verified NIC card, but the other has a NIC which has to be verified. I use ping to verify whether the interfaces on ...
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Changing CentOS 7 machines disables terminal access during background task

Based on this other posting, I typed the following command into a CentOS 7 terminal on a devbox that has the gnome GUI, and was able to continue to use the terminal for other commands while the ...