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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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 ...