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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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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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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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 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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My network disconnects and reconnects all the time

Every few minutes my internet connection fails and then reconnects automatically, though the Network indicator never changes. I can post some logs if needed, I just don't know what, any help would be ...
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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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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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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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Problem Connecting to Wired Network

I just installed Ubuntu Desktop on a brand new Dell computer that had windows installed on it. I have the ethernet plugged in, but it does not connect to the internet. I get an IP address. It has ...
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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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Internet extremelly slow UBUNTU 13.04 Alfa Awus036h

I have a peculiar problem. Presently I have Win7, Backtrack 5r3, and freshly installed Ubuntu 13.04. I have Alfa Awus036h as my 2nd usb Wifi card. Both backtrack and this new Ubuntu recognize it ...
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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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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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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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Unable to Ping From Ubuntu Server 12.04 Terminal

I used mode_switch and was able to connect my 3G USB dongle with Internet, i am also able to download that data, but unfortunately i am not able to Ping any Website Any Suggestion ?? No pinging of ...
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Can't reach PC over network until it pings me

I have two Ubuntu PC's in my setup. PC A is wired into the home router. PC B is wireless. When I reboot PC A, I can't ping PC B until PC B pings PC A. After that it works just fine. Also I think ...
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Ad Hoc Network IP Issue

I'm trying to set up an ad hoc network between an ARTiGO a1000 system (running ubuntu 11.10) and my computer (running mac os x), and I can't seem to get the connection working. I've tried setting up ...
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13.04 - Random Lag Spikes on Wifi

I get random lag spikes on my wifi connection. Here's what pinging a computer on the local network does: 64 bytes from 192.168.1.99: icmp_req=10 ttl=64 time=2.06 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.99: ...
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Server running on ESX can ping outside and inside but cannot be pinged (or ssh) from the inside

Have identical vm's that do not have this problem Those identical machines are the only machines that can actually ping and ssh to this certain box. Disabled firewall Added new nic that was e1000 and ...
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Counting route changes with Ping tool

I am busy doing mesh testbed work, and I am evaluating the performance of this network by the use of several metrics. One of these is the amount of route changes the protocol performs. I note that ...
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Ping from one network host to another network host

Need the help to ping vice versa from one network to another network. In between there is 1 ubuntu server. Eth0 is connected with 192.168.88.0/24 and eth1 is connected with 192.168.100.0/24 network. I ...
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I can't upload out of proxy chanels, but I can download & open pages well?

This problem is annoying me for 2 weeks! Unexpectedly, after migrating to Ubuntu I can't upload any thing via ADSL, also I can't send any comment in weblogs. The odd point if I use proxy/ant-ifilter ...
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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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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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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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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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Server not accessible from some subnets

I am having a problem with Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS that is it is not accessible from one specific subnet. It is not pingable nor the services are accessible. Scenario is as follows: Ubuntu IP ...
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Unable to connect windows server 2008

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.3 x64 and Windows 8 x64 (dual boot) and my organization has a server running on Windows Server 2008. My problem is that I am able to ping and connect to our ...
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connect to servers behind a proxy for FTP and ping

I connect to servers behind a proxy (127.0.0.1:3000) via connect proxy for ssh and scp connections. When I try to connect to FTP servers or ping any server, they do not work. How do I configure FTP to ...
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Is there any GUI based software for Pinging multiple IP address at a time in Linux?

Is there any GUI based software for Pinging multiple IP address at a time in Linux? Such tools are available in Windows. Graphical tool will be good and easy to use than command based one. Thank you ...
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Ping rtt time display precision

on my Ubuntu Server 13.04 when I'm pinging another network entity I need to have result with higher precision of rtt time, e.g.: 64 bytes from 10.10.10.2: icmp_seq=962 ttl=62 time=18.467 ms While ...
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Suppress ICMP redirect return on ping

I have a network that pinging from Windows shows a standard reply. When pinging from Ubuntu a 64big host redirect is returned. The network is designed with a DHCP helper in the router which I cannot ...
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Server receives arp reply but arp table is not being updated

I am running Ubuntu server 12.10 and it seems that there is something pretty weird happening. Let's say I have two servers, A and B both have a NIC with respective IPs 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2. ...
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Can't ping new Ubuntu 13.04 install unless I first ping another computer from Ubuntu

I've got a weird problem here, my new Ubuntu install can access the internet, ping other computers on the wireless LAN, ping servers outside the network (ie: google.com), and ssh into itself using its ...