Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 166 – The ping command

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The ping command is used to check if your Internet connection is working properly.

Here is its syntax: (Shotts, 2019)⁠

ping internetAddress

An example:

mislav@mislavovo-racunalo:~$ ping

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=14.2 ms

64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=16.9 ms


--- ping statistics ---

2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 3ms

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 14.244/15.552/16.861/1.314 ms

Focus on the 0% packet loss here. If it was 100% packet loss, then I would know something is wrong with my network.

Thank you for reading!


Shotts, W. (2019). The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition. Retrieved from Pages 226-227