Can someone explain to me ping? The network term.


Can someone explain to me ping? The network term.

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When you “ping” a remote computer, it allows you to find out a) whether the remote computer can be contacted over your network and, if so, b) how quickly it responds.

Gamers use it to find out how quickly their server responds, because speed is important when you’re playing against lots of people logged into the same server. Network technical people use it to find out whether a particular remote server is contactable. Or indeed, whether ANY remote server is contactable, as a way of checking whether their computer has a working LAN/internet connection.

Note that the inability to connect to a particular remote location via ping does not necessarily mean that the remote server is down. It often means that the remote server has been configured not to respond to pings (either at all, or only from certain IP addresses).

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