ping to remote server

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by chandrasekhar, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. chandrasekhar

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    what does ping to remote server mean.
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  2. thatoneguy

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    It sends a packet to the server, which, if enabled, returns the packet. At each router, a counter in the "ping packet" is decremented, so one can tell how many routers one is going through to reach it.

    It is a test of connectivity. Anything under 100mS ping (50mS one way) is "fast". Most of the internet runs between 100-500mS depending on location and provider.

    By setting the max hops to 1, 2, 3, etc, one can find all the routers by IP address and name that the packet goes through.

    Some servers, routers, and firewalls do not respond to ping requests, as they are a vector for a denial of service attack.
     
  3. chandrasekhar

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    HOW TO FIND OUT MY REMOTE SERVER IP ADDRESS.:confused:
     
  4. retched

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    You dont need the IP to ping.

    You can ping the domain name:

    Code ( (Unknown Language)):
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    2. c:\> ping google.com
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    but if you wish to find the IP address, you can use whois

    By doing a whois search, the DNS information will be listed, including the IP for the domain.
     
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