Ping command – Why do you need to use it?

Ping command – Definition

The Ping command is one of your operating system’s built-in network diagnostic commands (Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, etc.). Ping is used to testing connectivity between your device and the target, which can be a hostname such as or an IP address such as

Ping sends four 32-byte messages to the target by default, using the ICMP protocol (Internet control message protocol).

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