Ping is the name of a computer network tool used on TCP/IP networks.
It provides a basic test of whether a particular host is operating
properly and is reachable on the network from the testing host. It works
by sending ICMP packets to the target host and listening for replies.
Ping's author has stated that the names comes from the sound that a
The output of ping generally consists of the packet size used, the
host queried, the sequence number, the time to live, and the latency,
with all times given in milliseconds, and times below 10 milliseconds
often having low accuracy.
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