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Linux.com: Ping: ICMP vs. ARP

Dec 27, 2005, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gerard Beekmans)

"Network and system administrators are well-versed in using the ping utility for troubleshooting purposes, but where do you turn when ping doesn't do the trick?

"Pinging a host is usually the first step in determining if the host is properly connected to the network. If the host does not respond to a ping request, the host is usually assumed to be offline.

"But is it...?"

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