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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How can I know which IP address of a host is reachable from another?

I don't particularly need a "solution" to something, I'd just like to understand more of the landscape here. So on my CentOS box, I installed a CentOS VM specifically for learning Puppet. When the ...
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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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Check ping statistics without stopping

Is there a way to tell ping to show its usual termination statistics without stopping the execution? For instance, I'd like to quickly view: --- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics --- 2410 packets transmitted, ...
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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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Why can't I ping Google?

I can't ping google.com (unknown host). But I can ping IP addresses. I tried to ping the IP address of Google but it doesn't work. resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 209.139.209.33 ...
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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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CentOS 6.7: network is unreachable after a new clean installation

I have a new clean installation of CentOS 6.7, it is not on a VM, but on a dedicated notebook. During the installation procedure I've configured my WiFi connection and have added it on eth0 ...
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cannot ping my computer on local network

I am running on 64 bit OpenSuSe 13.2 with Gnome 3 desktop environment and unsuccessfully trying to set up Samba Server. I have another computer running windows 8.1 from which I am pinging the ip ...
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Why does ping run forever by default in Linux? [closed]

What was the rationale for the design decision to make ping's default behavior to ping forever? For example, the following basic usage will ping address 127.0.0.1 forever: $ ping 127.0.0.1 ...
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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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Wget and curl can work normally, but ping fails

When I ping www.google.com and 8.8.8.8, I get no reply: # ping www.google.com PING www.google.com (216.58.221.228) 56(84) bytes of data. ( no response) # ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) ...
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How to log Internet connection drops

I need to execute a script as soon as my raspberry pi gets connected to the Internet. However I was wondering if there was a better way than just pinging Google every minute or so. My problem is that ...
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network: destination host unreachable

So Im using linux oess(centos). in the terminal im trying to ping 8.8.8.8 to see my connectivity. so it says: Network is unreachable Than I typed ifconfig: inet addr: 192.168.56.101 ...
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Can't setup ssh connection with bridge

I would like to set up an ssh connection to a device, which is bridge. It's a device to put between router and PC and the traffic just goes through. I don't have a ip-adress assigned to the bridge, so ...
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Suppress “Alarm clock: 14” from ping

I've made a simple script for rebooting my router and afterwards showing a progress bar until my computer has an internet connection again. When running the script I get the following output: The ...
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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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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 ...
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Pinging between Mesh Network Nodes OpenWrt

I have two mesh nodes that I have configured to be on a mesh created using OpenWrt. I used the tutorial here to set that up. When I ran iw dev $MESH_IFACE station dump, I got the output that I ...
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Why does flood ping to localhost result in lower RTT's?

I used ping to do an estimate of lower bound for HTTP request times as part of a feasibility study. In order to make the test faster I lowered the interval of the ping (to get enough pings to get a ...
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ping output statistics to file

[root@localhost ~]# while true; do timeout -s 2 1h ping 96.120.16.121 | ts '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S |' | tee -a ping.log; done easier to read format: #!/bin/bash while true; do timeout -s 2 1h ...
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arp-scan shows a machine, but I can't ping it

I have been facing a particularly anomalous network issue. For a particular test, I set a Class A IP on my Windows Machine and tried using arp-scan and ping separately. Here are my Windows settings : ...
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linux to linux IP MASQUERADING failed (can't ping ip server)

I'm new in linux, i'm trying to IP MASQ. So the diagram is like linux A is connected to HUB and Internet, and linux B is connected only to HUB. In linux A i have eth1 (10.10.10.5) and eth0 ...
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How to disable IPv6 ping response in Linux without firewall

How can I disable IPv6 ping responses in Linux without using the IPv6 firewall? This question covers how to do this using the IPv6 firewall via iptables, but I'm using an embedded system that doesn't ...
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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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Display hostname in ping output

When I ping my Linux server (running in a VM on my Windows7 host) with the following command: ping -a 192.168.56.*** I get the results shown below. Why isn't it resolving my server's name? ...
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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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Curl, ping hangs/waits when using private network ips

I have a whole bunch of servers working inside my office premises private network. When I try to run my tests outside office network, curl/ping/python/nodejs requests library, all of them wait ...
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Some ICMP-Reply messages don't arrive in User Space in recent Kernels

I'm moving an application from 2.6.23 (yes, it's ancient; that's why we are moving) to 3.18LTS. The application monitors multiple network links to the same target with ping packets. The different ...
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ping to send 0 bytes

Is it possible for ping command in Linux(CentOS) to send 0 bytes. In windows one can define using -l argument command tried ping localhost -s 0 PING localhost (127.0.0.1) 0(28) bytes of data. ...
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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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centos: ping6 unknown host

I have centos 6.5 with ipv6 enabled and working (partially). When I'm trying to execute "ping6 bin6.it" it returns error "unknown host": [root@centos ~]# ping6 bin6.it unknown host Host is ...
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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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traceroute gives only stars + how to fix

Please advise about the following problem. When I do: $ traceroute 8.8.8.8 I get in the output showing only stars, even though pinging to google.com ( 8.8.8.8) appears to be working. Please ...
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I can't ping the gateway

The network error is that I can't ping the gateway after ip forwarding configuration. Here's the my configuration: linux microcore(server)(First PC) sudo su ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.200 netmask ...
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Arping to google.com fails

I am trying to follow the instructions here, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Netconsole to set up netconsole in ubuntu machine. This uses, arping command which is non-responsive when i run it in ...
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Can one ping a NIC by MAC

I have an NIC card on a Debian machine somewhere. The machine is turned off, but I need to know whether the NIC card is turned on so that I can send a wake-on-lan magic packet later (from another ...
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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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Arch-Linux after system-update no internet connection but connection lan

Yesterday I updated my Arch Linux after 2 Months with sudo pacman -Syu and after the reboot I don't get any connection with the Internet neither from Browser nor with Skype, etc. When I try to ping ...
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For some IPs, ping -c 4 -W 1 ip | cat does not output anything until ping has finished, whereas it does for others

Why do $ ping -c 4 -W 1 127.0.0.1 | cat and $ ping -c 4 -W 1 1.1.1.1 print their output immediately, whereas $ ping -c 4 -W 1 1.1.1.1 | cat prints nothing for four seconds, then prints all ...
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Can't ping another router in my network (OpenWrt)

I'm playing around with OpenWrt and followed this tutorial step by step to set up a mesh network: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/mesh.80211s Problem: When I got to the end and ran these two ...
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dig domain replay SOA

I have a domain and when I use dig jeeja.biz it just gives me my server ip address. ;; ANSWER SECTION: jeeja.biz. 13914 IN A 209.15.212.171 But when I use the same command on another ...
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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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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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Hostname resolves to wrong IP address

When I ping the hostname of my phone from a RaspberryPi (with Raspbian installed), it resolves to the wrong IP address: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ ping isimon.fritz.box PING isimon.fritz.box ...
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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 ...
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Ping to LAN address takes an incredibly long time?

I'm running CentOS 7 in a lab environment with one domain controller (DC - Windows 2012R2) which serves as a DNS and DHCP server as well. CentOS is joined to the domain; it can ping the DC and a ...
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Ping doesn't work, but I can browse through the internet

Pinging my default gateway is working properly and I can browse google and facebook in my browser. But, ping google.com and ping facebook.com on my terminal are not working. PING google.com ...
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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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Ping: Result shows 56(84) instead of what is expected

I'm trying to modify a script to show lost packets as well as ping results. I'm only including the section that isn't working as some of the commands in the script are company specific. for myHost ...