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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14.10 Cannot ping www.google.com

I have a relatively fresh install of ubuntu 14.10. I am currently not able to ping www.google.com but I can successfully do ping 8.8.8.8 and I can successfully ssh into the machine from another ...
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Can't reach my server from another network

setting up my own server lead me to a problem, that i can't solve on my own. My server is a 'Ubuntu-server 14.04.1' and is located behind a 'FR!TZBox 7390'. My ipv4-adress is projected on a ...
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Unable to ping computer with hostname

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 hostname is myserver. On other computers, avahi-discover shows myserver.local under IPv6 but not under IPv4. If I disable IPv6 in /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf, sometimes I ...
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Can't ping my ubuntu pc from Windows 7 pc

Windows 7 Ipadress: 192.168.1.3 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Default gateway: 192.168.1.1 Ubuntu 14.10 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:4d:49:69:70 inet ...
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Ping works , but unable to do ssh

I disabled the firewall with sudo ufw disable, I can ping the server, the server can ping me but I can't ssh to it: root@ubuntu:/home/acme# ssh 192.168.1.6 ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.6 port 22: ...
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Ubuntu server drop ping for specified interface

I am searching for a possibility to drop the ping packets for my ppp0 interface, but allow them for eth0. I use ufw know that i can reject ping by changing lines in /etc/ufw/before.rules But thats ...
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(Ubuntu Server 14.10) Cannot connect to wireless [duplicate]

I just recently acquire a computer that had windows on it, and the wireless worked fine. I installed Ubuntu, removing windows. Having started it for the first time, I find that I am unable to connect ...
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Can't open or ping my ISP's authentication page only from my linux machine

SCENARIO I just got a new internet connection. It's a fiber optic connection connected to a modem to which my linux computer is connected to through ethernet cable. To get internet access I have to ...
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Can't ping any websites, but can access websites through browser

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 running on the newest version of Macbook Pro (dual boot). I'm using wireless connection to access websites through the Chrome browser and it works. But ping doesn't work. For ...
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Ping Adress IPV6 [closed]

Please, how to ping between the two machines (have IPV6 addresses)? Thanks a lot.
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How to remote access Aster express through ubuntu?

I am using latest version of Aster express edition form Teradata and configured, which is run only in windows so create a virtual machine of windows on my Ubuntu machine, and its perfectly working in ...
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Can browse internet but can't update Ubuntu 14.04

Using wifi connection or 3G connection I can access Internet but when I'm trying to install updates through the software updater it says no Internet connection. When I try ping google.com it also ...
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A “failed to fetch” error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I fix this?

Contrary to the note above, I haven't found the answer to my problem. I have read almost a dozen apt-get update questions, most from askubuntu.com, with "failed to fetch" errors and tried the ...
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Weird result when a host becomes reachable during ping

So check this out... "gw" is defined in my hosts file. My machine is .2. When I start to ping, .1 has yet to complete a reboot. When it becomes reachable again, strangeness--the ping is alleged to ...
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Using arping command in ubuntu 12.04

I am configuring a pgpool instance to get a HA of postgresql services. I am following this configuration. I found a command and I ran it manually in my console: arping_cmd = 'arping -U $_IP_$ -w 1' ...
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Cannot ping KVM Windows guest from host only

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine which uses KVM to host a Windows guest. After a restart I am now unable to ping the Windows guest from the host machine, to confirm everything was working perfectly up ...
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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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How can i ping a Computer or a Printer using its Mac address?

Suppose I have a printer in my network has a Mac Address : 11:22:33:44:55:66 . Is there a way i can ping it to see if its up or down using its Mac address ? Any Help ?
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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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No gateway ping in ubuntu and fedora, but ok on windows

I am facing a confusing problem. while using my home Wifi on ubuntu 14.04 amd64, my internet connection suddenly gives no response but in notification area it is shown as connected. I switched my ...
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ubuntu 12.04.3 - Reverse DNS issue - slow ping interval but normal ping value

i'm running ubuntu 12.04.3 x86 desktop in my corporation environment. I join the corp domain by Likewise open. But when I ping another pc, say hostname is pc-test, "ping pc-test" or "ping ...
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Can't ping Arch Linux machine from Ubuntu Server

I have a server and a desktop. Server: OS: Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 IP address: DHCP from Asus router, allocated by MAC address to 192.168.1.4 Connection: wired Ethernet, always on Desktop: OS: ...
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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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Ubuntu,browser can surf the internet, but I cannot ping

I am using ubuntu.I can use firefox in it to surf the internet properly,like google and any other websites.But I cannot use ping command .For example ,when I "ping www.google.com.hk", it get no ...
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How to test that my ubuntu is alive on network?

My question is , how to check that my ubuntu desktop is alive , if ping is disabled in firewall . What Methods help me to figure out the status of my Ubuntu ?
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Ping non-responsive, inspite of working internet connection

I am running on Ubuntu 12.10. And I am connected to a working, stable internet connection. I can browse using firefox and chrome. But when I try to run ping command in the terminal, no packets are ...
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ping multiple IP's using bash?

I have 10 IP numbers which I have to ping daily for checking , How I can do that by using BASH script. So that I can automate that task by using cron. I want BASH script only. Thank you.
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How to monitor, who is pinging me?

Is there a way to know who is pinging my PC on my network. Is it possible to monitor all ICMP packets , how can i do that ?
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How do I configure a machine to respond or not respond to ping requests?

How can I manage my Ubuntu machine so it doesn't (or does) respond to PING (ICMP ECHO_REQUEST - type 8) requests? Normally almost all computers in a LAN network respond to ping with an ICMP ...
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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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adding plugin check_hping to nagios

I need to checking IP:PORT by ping, so I find out check_hping plugin to nagios. I'm trying to add it to the nagios core 4. ...
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packet loss in ping

I'm new to linux. Currently I have two ubuntu VMs on a Windows 8 host. I created two virtual networks for both VMs as below: 1-NAT : to use the windows 8 internet Two internal connections to connect ...
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Can't ping my own local machine by IP address?

I have an Ubuntu machine named ci-server, with wired connection and fixed IP address of 192.168.0.214. When I ping by IP I get the following output: administrator@ci-server:~$ ping 192.168.0.214 ...
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Set wildcard mask for ping

Is there a way to do a command like ping 10.0.0.0 0.255.255.255 (wildcard masks), without installing a program, or a similar way to ping every node within a specific network/subnet? I see something ...
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Lag spikes when playing games since upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04

I sometimes play games (Awesomenauts, CS:GO,...) on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 last week the gameplay of all of my internet games suffers from lags every view minutes. ...
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Why is my sequence is always 1?

On my Ubuntu server 12. 04 an usual ping response or result is PING 192.168.1.10 (192.168.1.10) 56(84) bytes of data. From 192.168.1.6 icmp_seq=10 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.1.6 ...
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Why does pinging work when you've shut down your Apache2 webserver?

I'm new to Apache and Linux/Ubuntu and generally interested in understanding all the processes going on. I just set up an Apache2 webserver on my Ubuntu 14.04 partition. I intend to run it as a local ...
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Synergy works one way only?

I am running two Ubuntu 12.04 machines connected to the university network. One is a desktop and the other a X230t Lenovo laptop. They are both wired(eth0) to the same network. I am trying to get ...
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How to increase pinging rate?

Is there a way to increase the pinging rate on Ubuntu 10.04 ? ping routerIP Thanks.
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3 virtual machines running ubuntu. vm1,vm2,vm3, vm2 as router, only vm1 has internet

I have 3 ubuntu Virtualbox virtual machines labled vm1,vm2,vm3. I would like only vm1 to have access to the internet. I would like vm2 to act as a router between vm1 and 3. So I can ping vm3 from vm1 ...
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no more ping no more internet

When my notebook was getting too slow I installed Ubuntu 13.10 also on my desktop. Initially the desktop worked fine but when I tried to connect to my modem the computer froze and since then I couldn ...
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Multi hop ping in ubuntu 12.04LTS

I have 4 static IP's (10.42.43.1, 10.42.43.2, 10.42.43.3, 10.42.43.4) in 4 different systems. the system with IP 10.42.43.1 can ping 10.42.43.2 and the system with IP 10.42.43.2 can ping 10.42.43.4 ...
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Can't ping machine on LAN from 1 out of 3 Kubuntus

I have three Kubuntu systems running, one 12.04 and two 13.10. I have an HP MediaVault (a network attached storage device) on my LAN. On the 12.04 and one of the 13.10's, I can ping hpmediavault; on ...
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ping: unknown host

Since few days, my dedicated server (Ubuntu 13.04) is no longer able to ping or connect to my NAS through DNS (hostname -> kr1.synology.me ) . The IP address ( 178.83.88.248 ) address against , is ...
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Why ping -f command needs sudo privileges?

When i tried to use ping -f ipaddress command in Ubuntu for testing my system , It fails with a message : ping: cannot flood; minimal interval, allowed for user, is 200ms When i type man ping and ...
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Atheros AR9462 WiFI very unstable & package loss

I'm having severe issues w/ package-loss and a generally bad connection w/in a WiFi-network at my uni. I'm usually encountering a package loss of ~50% and aborting connections which makes working w/ ...
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I can not ping microsoft.com but can open it using browser

I can not ping microsoft.com but can open it through Firefox. I am using 12.04LTS. I am able to ping all other websites.
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Differences between ping and ping -c 3 option

I would like to know what the differences between using the commands : ping -c 3 www.google.com and ping www.google.com Any help or information is appreciated. Thanks!
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can not ping google using proxy

I am using a proxy to connect to internet. I can use firefox and software center. but can not ping google. when I try it says ping google.com ping: unknown host google.com I have tried with ip ...
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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 ...