ping is a command line tool/network utility often used to troubleshoot connectivity and network latency issues. PING is an acronym for Packet INternet Groper. Questions about the ping command should use this tag.

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Stateless auto configuration IPv6 in ubuntu 12.04

I have installed ubuntu 12.04. i heard that ethernet interface automatically get a link local address but in my ubuntu box it's not getting link local address. Command ifconfig -a output Link ...
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Destination unreachable with ping6 between two local machines

I have 2 Ubuntu machines one acting as IPv6 wireless router (running hostap and radvd on wlan0) and the other is connected to that router. the router wlan0 interface has the address 2001:db8:1:1::1/64 ...
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Why am I unable to ping the same interface after configuring an IPv6 address

I setup IPv6 in my Ubuntu 12.04 on eth0 using command ifconfig eth0 inet6 add 2001:db8:fedc:cdef::1/64 but when i try to ping eth0 itself using ping6 2001:db8:fedc:cdef::1 it always gives ...
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Cannot Ping from server when logged in from another machine

So I found out my problem when I would use the curl method on my linux Ubunutu 12.10 Server at home while logged in from my laptop (Mac OSX Lion). Nothing was happening when I would use the curl ...
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Can resolve hostname via dns using `host` but can't ping/ssh/ntp

I'm setting up a local network and have configured a DNS server. I can resolve hostnames by querying the DNS server, but no programs can look them up. I uninstalled libnss-mdns and removed ...
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ubuntu as router, 2 nics, 2 lans, outside lan can not connect to inside lan

How can I make LAN on 192.168.1.xxx (eth2) forward packets to other LAN (eth0) 10.42.0.19 (Win7 PC)? Both the LANs are connected to Ubuntu PC. I can ping from PC connected to eth0 to PC connected to ...
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Windows xp able to ping ubuntu but not vice versa

I am trying to get both my virtual machines to ping each other. My first virtual machine is running on Ubuntu (brdige connection, using a external network adapter) IP: 192.168.1.148, my second virtual ...
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DSL modem drops connection intermittently

I have a dual-boot machine: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. The computer is connected directly to the Baudtec modem by a LAN cable. The modem is connected to the phone jack. Under Windows, the internet ...
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What does “ping: sendmsg: No buffer space available” mean?

I had an intermittent issue (which resolves itself spontaneously, after using a different connection for a while) that caused Internet requests to fail, with one particular wireless network. After ...
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Ping for 4 times

Usually I use ping to check my internet connection. In windows, if I use: ping google.com I get only 4 information ping, but on Ubuntu, if I use that command, the ping can' stop until I stop it ...
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My Ubuntu Server 12.04 box cannot ping my ADSL modem

My Ubuntu Server (12.04) box doesn't ping my ADSL modem. I've setup a simple network which connects a XP box, a Ubuntu Server box and an ADSL modem. The XP box pings the Ubuntu Server and the ADSL ...
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Wifi connected but no data transfer: “ping: sendmsg: No buffer space available”

I have a Desktop which runs on Windows XP and a laptop which runs in Ubuntu 12.04. Recently I have set up a wireless router in order to be able to access internet on my laptop through wifi. The ...
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Linux got IP from DHCP, but still can't connect to WPA2 WIFI

Here I got a problem. I have a Wireless Router which is Buffalo WCR-HP-GN, and I setting a WIFI which use WPA2-PSK authentication and the passphrase encrypted by TKIP. The password is a 9-letter ...
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Cannot ping localhost after a half day of uptime

This just started like 4 or 5 days ago. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, and after about 12 hours of uptime it seems the loopback device just stops working. If I do an ifconfig, it looks like it's ...
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Why can't I ping “http:/ushou-appeng01/ufm/…”? [closed]

I am not able to ping http://ushou-appeng01/ufm/Firmware/packages in Kubuntu 10.04. This link is accessed in my ltib file. When I tried to ping this link from the bash shell, it gave me a "Host Not ...
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Cannot ping any computers on LAN

I havem't been able to find a straight forward answer on this yet. I'm hoping people here are able to help! Keep in mind that I'm a complete beginner at this - this is the first installation i've ...
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VirtualBox: How do I ping a Windows guest from the Ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) as host OS and Windows 7 as guest OS. How can I ping the Windows 7 system from Ubuntu? And is that possible even when Internet is off?
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Computer becomes unreachable on lan after some time

I work on my laptop and ssh into my desktop. I use a lot of key based authentication for many servers for work but recently I couldn't login because ssh would pick up and try all the keys and it stops ...
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How to command “Ping” display time and date of ping

When I ping I have this display: > ping -i 4 www.google.fr 64 bytes from wi-in-f94.1e100.net (173.194.67.94): icmp_seq=503 ttl=46 time=45.5 ms ....... ....... 64 bytes from wi-in-f94.1e100.net ...
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Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows

I cannot ping my Ubuntu box from Windows. I have Samba installed and I have checked iptables and NetBIOS ports are not blocked. smbd and nmbd are both running. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 Server. I was ...
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Ubuntu machine not responding to ping from Windows machine on same network

I want to fix this because it seems the reason why I cannot share ubuntu folders with my Windows machine. Windows 7 machine network configuration: IP: 192.168.2.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: ...
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Cannot ping between computers, but I can connect (only one way though)

I am new using Linux, so I would really appreciate a simple as possible answer. I cannot ping between two computers, neither to nor from. I can ssh from one computer to another, but not the other way ...
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Cannot ping/ssh computers in LAN (including gateway) but can still access the internet

Hello people from AskUbuntu: As the title says, even though I can access the internet, for some reason, I can't ssh/ping computers in my LAN. In addition, only computers from outside the LAN can ssh ...
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pingtest.net gives “Packet Loss Test Error”

This is what I get when trying the pingtest.net on Ubuntu 11.10 I don't have any firewall running on my router. Is there a firewall running on Ubuntu that I don't know about?
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How do I ping the Ubuntu host system from a Windows guest in VirtualBox?

I connected to a wireless point and use "ifconfig" but I don't see any IP in eth0. Where's my IP address? Sorry if this is a silly question. :) I want to use "ping" in Virtualbox Windows 7 guest. ...
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how to ping & use specific network card

i have 3 network cards , 1 Lan (wired) , 1 wireless network card & 1 is wireless usb how do i ping from specific network card ? & how do i use specific network card for specific ...
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sudo apt-get install returns a 404 error but ping returns packets. Is it a problem with my network configurations?

I'm trying to install openjdk on an Ubuntu 11.04 VM in a Mac. However, I'm running into 404 errors on the command line which I can't diagnose why. sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre-headless ... Err ...
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nslookup finds ip, but ping doesnt

I know this looks like all the other "can ping via ip but not dns" questions, but those didnt really help me at all. Also, having hosts files in all machines is not doable as this server will ...
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Duplicate ping response when running Ubuntu as virtual machine (VMWare)

I have the following setup: My router - 192.168.0.1 My host computer (Windows 7) - 192.168.0.3 And Ubuntu is running as virtual machine on the host. VMWare network settings is Bridged mode. I've ...
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Why can't I access localhost without an internet connection?

For some reason I cannot access localhost without an internet connection in Ubuntu. As soon as I disconnect from the internet (with the networkmanager GUI), both ping localhost and ping 127.0.0.1 ...
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cannot ping hostname - can ping IP and ssh [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reach a host in the same network by hostname? I have ubuntu server, I can ping IP of the machine, but can't hostname.local - maybe if I've server up for 30-40mins ...
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UbuntuOne for Windows does not work - I got “Problem opening the ping_url” error

When I try to login to existing account I got "Problem opening the ping_url" error.
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How to install and setup SmokePing?

Any have good link to how to for SmokePing that is upto date for 10.10 or 10.04(aka mint11)?
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can not ping by host name for some computers

I have 11.04 installed. It is joined to a domain. I am able to ping some of my computers by their name, but some I can't. Those I can't are our NAS machines (Readynas Netgear). I can ping them only ...
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how to detect a file over internet using ping or similar command?

I have a shell script to download some of my stuff over Internet. How can I know if a file exists over the Internet? Let's say I want to know if http://192.168.1.1/backup/01012011.zip exists or not? ...
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Ping option to know whether net is not in a proper way

I need the option of ping which,If the net is disconnected, the pinging need to be stopped.Now if the net connection lost,It will wait and will continue after net came..
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Can't ping Ubuntu laptop from my LAN

My laptop has Ubuntu 10.10 and is connected to my router with full internet access, yet I can't ping it from other computers on my LAN. I tried the following: I can successfully ping those other ...
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What would cause 'ping localhost' to fail?

the /etc/hosts file contains a line: 127.0.0.1 localhost so localhost should be a valid hostname, but any attempt to connect to a port on localhost fails, including ping. Connection attempts into ...
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Why can't my machine resolve local windows hostnames?

When I ping any local windows hostname from my Ubuntu machine I get "unable to resolve host", but when I ping from a windows machine it works fine. Why would this be? OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Samba & ...
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Can I use ping to see real time drop rates?

I'm pinging a server which is dropping packets. At the end of my ping I see something like: 100 packets transmitted, 85 received, 15% packet loss, time 100030ms What I'd like to do is run my ping ...
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Why can't I hear audible pings?

The ping manual says that ping -a will generate audible pings, but when I try this no sound is made. What am I doing wrong?
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Take action if remote server responds to ping

I have a network attached storage (NAS) at home where I store pretty much all my media stuff (songs, videos, etc). I would like to mount it to a local directory in my notebook automatically every time ...