Ping command format and examples
This page describes ping command format, ping command example and ping command application of use. It mentions Extended ping command format,example and application.
Following table mentions syntax or format of the ping command and extended ping command.
|Ping Command Format||Description|
|#ping w.x.y.z||The command checks for layer-3 connectivity with IP device with address w.x.y.z|
|#ping 126.96.36.199||Performs basic layer-3 to test device with ip address 188.8.131.52|
|#ping Guru||Same as above but it pings the system with its IP host name rather than IP address|
Extended Ping Command Format and examples
Following table-2 mentions extended ping command formats with descriptions.
|Extended Ping Command Format||Description|
|#ping||Enters into extended ping mode, which provides more options|
|Protocol [ip] : ENTER||It will enter into ping mode for IP|
|Target IP address: 172.16.20.1||Enter the target ip address|
|Repeat count  : 100||enter the number of echo requests you would like to send, the default value is 5.|
|Datagram size : ENTER||Enter the size of datagram to be sent, default value is 100|
|Timeout in seconds : ENTER||Enter the timeout delay between sending echo requests|
|Extended commands [n] : yes||Allows you to configure extended commands|
|Source address or interface: 10.0.10.1||set the address from where ping is originating.|
|Type of service ||allows to set TOS field in IP header|
|Set DF bit in IP header [no]||allows to set DF bit in IP header|
|Validate reply data? [No]||allows to set whether you want validation|
|Data Pattern [0xFFFF]||one can change data pattern in data field of ICMP echo request|
Ping Command Application
Ping command falls under ICMP family of protocols.
ICMP stands for Internet Control Message Protocol.
Refer Ping Protocol basics which mentions ping request and ping response protocol message contents.
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