Verifies network communications between two endponts.

Usage Guide

ping verifies network connectivity between two endpoints. A successful ping indicates that both the network between and the TCP stacks on the two endpoints are functioning. ping supports these parameters

  • -t - Continue sending ping packets until the operations is aborted through a break (CTRL+C)
  • -a - Use reverse name resolution to return the host name of the pinged Ip address
  • -n - Sets the number of ping packets to be sent. The default is 4
  • -l - Sets the data field size in bytes . The default is 32 and the maximum is 65527
  • -f -Sets the Don’t Fragment bit to 1 in packet headers
  • -i - Sets the Time To live header value
  • -v - Sets the Type of Service header value
  • -r -sets the Record Route header value
  • -s - Sets Internet Time Stamp header value
  • -j - Sets ping packets to use the loose source route option
  • -k - Sets ping packets to use the strict source route option
  • -R - trace round-trip (IPv6 only)
  • -w - Reply wait timeout. The default is 3000 milliseconds
  • -i - the source IP address
  • -4 - Use IPv4 only
  • -6 - Use IPv6 only

Tool Data

Operating Platform:Windows
Diagnostic Target:OS - Network Services
Tool Executable:path
Obtain From:Installed with Windows
Web Links:
  • ping
  • TechNet article on ping

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