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Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts. More information:

  • Ping the specified host:

ping "{{hostname}}"

  • Ping a host a specific number of times:

ping -c {{count}} "{{host}}"

  • Ping a host, specifying the interval in seconds between requests (default is 1 second):

ping -i {{seconds}} "{{host}}"

  • Ping a host without trying to lookup symbolic names for addresses:

ping -n "{{host}}"

  • Ping a host and ring the bell when a packet is received (if your terminal supports it):

ping -a "{{host}}"

  • Ping a host and prints the time a packet was received (this option is an Apple addition):

ping --apple-time "{{host}}"