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  • Did you really 'ping' my computer?
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  • What does 'PING' mean?
    PING is an acronym for 'Packet Internet Groper' (or, sometimes, 'Packet Internet Gopher'). Ping is a basic internet program that lets you verify that a particular IP address exists and can accept requests. Ping is used diagnostically to ensure that a host computer you are trying to reach is actually operating. (For more info and stories on 'PING', click here: Ping Defined)

  • If my computer was not pinged, then why does the web page say 'ping...'?
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Ping Defined
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Ping is a basic Internet program that lets you verify that a particular IP address exists and can accept requests. The verb ping means the act of using the ping utility or command. Ping is used diagnostically to ensure that a host computer you are trying to reach is actually operating. If, for example, a user can't ping a host, then the user will be unable to use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to send files to that host. Ping can also be used with a host that is operating to see how long it takes to get a response back.

Using ping, you can learn the number form of the IP address from the symbolic domain name. To find out the dot address (such as 205.245.172.72) for a given domain name, Windows users can go to their MS DOS prompt screen and enter: ping xxx.yyy where xxx is the second-level domain name like "whatis" and yyy is the top-level domain name like "com").

Loosely, ping means "to get the attention of" or "to check for the presence of" another party online. Ping operates by sending a packet to a designated address and waiting for a response. The computer acronym was contrived to match the submariners' term for the sound of a returned sonar pulse.

Ping can also refer to the process of sending a message to all the members of a mailing list requesting an ACK (acknowledgement code). This is done before sending e-mail in order to confirm that all of the addresses are reachable.

Another story on the internet about PING goes like this...
PING actually is a meaningless shorthand word that originated from submarine movies where the sonar sends out this beep kind of signal, and we see the circle on the screen getting bigger and hear the "ping" when it hits something and produces an echo. In networking, we send a packet of data to a node (computer) which unconditionally causes that node to return the packet from whence it came. So in the beginning, we nerds would describe this process by saying, "PING Xxx to see if it is alive." (In fact, if you PING from a Sun UNIX workstation, you would get the response, "Xxx is alive," if it received the packet.) Packet Internet Gopher as a definition didn't arrive on the scene until almost the 90's after the term "Gopher" and "Internet" came into use, and the windbags needed (wanted) to sound professional. Now you know the real story about PING...


Ping Examples
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ping www.webs2go.com
Using ping, you can learn the number form of the IP address from the symbolic domain name.

To find out the dot address (such as 209.24.177.161) for a given domain name, Windows users can go to their MS DOS prompt and enter:

ping www.xxx.yyy

where xxx is the second-level domain name like "webs2go" and yyy is the top-level domain name like "com".

Ping www.webs2go.com



ping 209.24.177.161
You can also use ping to check if a IP address is operating. Windows users can go to their MS DOS prompt and enter:

ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

where xxx is replaced by the IP address.

Ping www.209.24.177.161



ping
You can also type ping with no address to get the syntax and switches:

ping

Ping Syntax




Server Vars and Web Stats
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Listed below are some of the SERVER VARS
that we can collect about your visit to our site.
We can then use this info in calculating web statistics.


Most Commonly Collected Info
1 URL /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
2 HTTP_REFERER
3 HTTP_USER_AGENT CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
4 REMOTE_ADDR 54.163.210.170
5 REMOTE_HOST 54.163.210.170



Even More...
Server Variable Value
ALL_HTTP HTTP_ACCEPT:text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING:x-gzip, gzip, deflate HTTP_HOST:sqlwilliam.com HTTP_IF_MODIFIED_SINCE:Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:53:49 GMT HTTP_USER_AGENT:CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) HTTP_X_REQUEST_URI:/WebDevToolsPingMain.asp HTTP_X_REWRITE_URL:/WebDevToolsPingMain.asp HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_URL:/WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
ALL_RAW Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Encoding: x-gzip, gzip, deflate Host: sqlwilliam.com If-Modified-Since: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:53:49 GMT User-Agent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) X-REQUEST-URI: /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp X-Rewrite-Url: /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp X-Original-Url: /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
APPL_MD_PATH /LM/W3SVC/326491/ROOT
APPL_PHYSICAL_PATH \\boswinfs04\home\users\web\b30\apo.sqlwil\
AUTH_PASSWORD
AUTH_TYPE
AUTH_USER
CERT_COOKIE
CERT_FLAGS
CERT_ISSUER
CERT_KEYSIZE
CERT_SECRETKEYSIZE
CERT_SERIALNUMBER
CERT_SERVER_ISSUER
CERT_SERVER_SUBJECT
CERT_SUBJECT
CONTENT_LENGTH 0
CONTENT_TYPE
GATEWAY_INTERFACE CGI/1.1
HTTPS off
HTTPS_KEYSIZE
HTTPS_SECRETKEYSIZE
HTTPS_SERVER_ISSUER
HTTPS_SERVER_SUBJECT
INSTANCE_ID 326491
INSTANCE_META_PATH /LM/W3SVC/326491
LOCAL_ADDR 10.16.50.192
LOGON_USER
PATH_INFO /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
PATH_TRANSLATED \\boswinfs04\home\users\web\b30\apo.sqlwil\WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
QUERY_STRING
REMOTE_ADDR 54.163.210.170
REMOTE_HOST 54.163.210.170
REMOTE_USER
REQUEST_METHOD GET
SCRIPT_NAME /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
SERVER_NAME sqlwilliam.com
SERVER_PORT 80
SERVER_PORT_SECURE 0
SERVER_PROTOCOL HTTP/1.0
SERVER_SOFTWARE Microsoft-IIS/10.0
URL /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
HTTP_ACCEPT text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING x-gzip, gzip, deflate
HTTP_HOST sqlwilliam.com
HTTP_IF_MODIFIED_SINCE Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:53:49 GMT
HTTP_USER_AGENT CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
HTTP_X_REQUEST_URI /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
HTTP_X_REWRITE_URL /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp
HTTP_X_ORIGINAL_URL /WebDevToolsPingMain.asp


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