Use this tool to discover the ICMP network latency from a server hosted in the Linode Newark Network. The Ping Test will send 4
ICMP packets and measure the response time for the round trip.
PING TOOL USED IN THIS TEST
If you are familiar with the regular
ping used on Linux operating systems or even Windows, you will notice that the output of this tool is slightly different. That is because it is using the
nping tool that ships with
Here is the blurb from the
man page of
Nping is an open-source tool for network packet generation, response analysis and response time measurement. Nping allows users to generate network packets of a wide range of protocols, letting them tune virtually any field of the protocol headers.
While Nping can be used as a simple ping utility to detect active hosts, it can also be used as a raw packet generator for network stack stress tests, ARP poisoning, Denial of Service attacks, route tracing, and other purposes.
Linux Command Line Ping
What follows is the typical output from
ping as found in the Linux
iputils package. This simple network tool is installed by default on just about every Linux system. A very handy tool for testing network connectivity across the room or across the world.
neo@thematrix:~$ ping -c 4 10.10.2.2 PING 10.10.2.2 (10.10.2.2) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 10.10.2.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.829 ms 64 bytes from 10.10.2.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.786 ms 64 bytes from 10.10.2.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.783 ms 64 bytes from 10.10.2.2: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.783 ms --- 10.10.2.2 ping statistics --- 4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3049ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.783/0.795/0.829/0.019 ms