The ping command can be used to determine whether a specific host or IP address is reachable. For example, you can use ping to check the connection between your PC and your ISP or other network hosts. Ping can be used to test the network connection between two hosts as well. Ping uses Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request and ICMP echo reply packets to determine whether a host is reachable. If an ICMP echo request packet is sent, but no ICMP echo reply packet is received in response, this indicates that the host is unreachable. If an ICMP echo request packet is sent, but an ICMP echo reply packet is received in response, this indicates that the host is reachable. If an ICMP echo request packet is sent and an ICMP echo reply packet is received in response, but with a higher time-to-live (TTL) value than the original packet, this indicates that the path MTU is less than the packet size.This guide explains how to install and use ping command in Linux system to test network connectivity and latency between two IP addresses. ping command also allows you to specify a number of seconds to wait before sending an additional ping request (the default timeout is 1 second). The ping command has some additional features that include saving ping results to a file, displaying statistics about an ongoing ping session, and aborting a ping session due to various reasons.Ping command consists of three major sections:Ping options: These are options that tell ping what to do and where to go.ping target: This section accepts an IP address or hostname, which tells ping where it should go and from where it should return information.ping options: These options tell ping how long to wait before sending another request, how many requests it should send at once, and whether or not it should include additional information in its requests.This page provides instructions on how to use Ping tool with an API. You can learn how to configure your computer so that when you ping any website or another device on your network,
Sends a ping to any IP you declare and replies with status, RTT, and Unix Timestamp of ping.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Ping Monitor API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.