What is the Full Form of PING ?

PING - Packet InterNet Groper

Packet Internet Groper is a computer program that is used to test the network connectivity between two systems. These systems can be a normal Personal computer, a Large Server, Router, switch or a gateway. It was created to verify whether a specific computer on a network exists on not.

How does PING works
A series of packets are sent form one system to another over a network to test its connectivity, in order to generate a response from the other system. The other system reply with an acknowledgment. This will tell the sender that theses two systems are connected with each other, through an existing network

A single PING can measure the connectivity based on multiple parameters including minimum, maximum, and the mean round-trip time.


#1 sheetal 2014-01-15 08:38
Ping program is generally used to send an "ICMP ECHO" to target system to receives alive status of target system via ICMP ECHO_REPLY.

ICMP ECHO_REPLY indicates, system is up and running.

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