What is Ping (Packet Internet Groper)

Ping is a method by which you can know whether the network host is up or responsive or not. Ping stands for packet internet groper. It uses Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) to send an echo request to a host computer. Sending echo request means sending a small packet having some bit of information through a network to a host computer.

After you send a request then you have to wait for the response. If everything goes fine then you’ll receive packets in return.

Sometimes it happens that users don’t get any response after sending Ping. That doesn’t always means that the server is down. It might happen due to some failure of the router. You can trace the path of Internet Protocol (IP) packet takes to its destination from a source ping by using tracert command. To use this command go to Run and type tracert along with the IP address of the destination server.


It’ll display you the whole route of the server.


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