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 google.com or an IP address such as 192.168.2.1.

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

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Traceroute command: Definition & Examples

Do you need to know what path the queries take to your domain? Then, here comes the Traceroute command. Let’s see how this software can trace the route of queries and why this information is so useful.

Traceroute command – Definition

Traceroute command is software with CLI (command-line interface) that you can find inside most of the popular operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, and more) and serves to check the route from your device to a destination (domain name or IP address).

The Traceroute command traces the route to the target by sending queries, waiting to get the results, and showing you statistics about the package delivery. You will know what time the packages take to get to the end destination and if there were lost packages.

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