Ping Test and other Network Tools

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.


Enter an IP address or host name to 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 nmap.


Here is the blurb from the man page of nping.

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
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.829 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.786 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.783 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.783 ms

--- 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