Commands tagged ping (44)

  • IMPORTANT: You need Windows PowerShell to run this command - in your Windows Command Prompt, type powershell Uses sajb to start a PowerShell background job that pings an IP host every 10 seconds. Any changes in the host's Up/Down state is time-stamped and logged to a file. Date/time stamps are logged in two formats: Unix and human-readable. A while(1) loop repeats the test every 10 seconds by using the sleep command. See the Sample Output for more detail. I use this command to log Up/Down events of my Motorola SB6141 cable modem (192.168.100.1). To end the logging, close the PowerShell window or use the "exit" command. Show Sample Output


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    sajb {$ip="192.168.100.1";$old=0;while(1){$up=test-connection -quiet -count 1 $ip;if($up-ne$old){$s=(date -u %s).split('.')[0]+' '+(date -f s).replace('T',' ')+' '+$ip+' '+$(if($up){'Up'}else{'Down'});echo $s|out-file -a $home\ping.txt;$old=$up}sleep 10}}
    omap7777 · 2015-12-28 20:33:08 0
  • This allows for sleeping in between pings. Also, espeak needs to be installed.


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    speakwhenup() { [ "$1" ] && PHOST="$1" || return 1; until ping -c1 -W2 $PHOST >/dev/null 2>&1; do sleep 5s; done; espeak "$PHOST is up" >/dev/null 2>&1; }
    aguslr · 2014-11-26 10:22:18 0
  • Audio acknowledgement for host availability. When running the command from a Linux systems, you can use "festival" or "espeak" instead of "say".


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    Mac OSX: ping -oc 30 8.8.4.4 > /dev/null && say "Google name server is up" || say "This host is down"
    raulyca · 2014-08-01 15:44:57 0
  • Waits for all pings to complete and returns ip with mac address


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    (prefix="10.59.21" && for i in `seq 254`; do (sleep 0.5 && ping -c1 -w1 $prefix.$i &> /dev/null && arp -n | awk ' /'$prefix'.'$i' / { print $1 " " $3 } ') & done; wait)
    smoky · 2014-04-02 11:20:57 0
  • Will report back IP address's of all hosts that are UP. Show Sample Output


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    fping -ga 192.168.1.0/24 2> /dev/null
    netaxiz · 2014-01-31 19:19:19 0

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    nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24
    pdxdoughnut · 2014-01-28 23:32:18 0
  • Super fast way to ftp/telnet/netcat/ssh/ping your loopback address for testing. The default route 0.0.0.0 is simply reduced to 0. Show Sample Output


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    telnet 0 <port>
    somaddict · 2012-11-16 03:38:49 0
  • Cleaned up and silent with &>/dev/null at the end. Show Sample Output


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    for host in $HOSTNAMES; do ping -q -c3 $host && ssh $host 'command' & for count in {1..15}; do sleep 1; jobs | wc -l | grep -q ^0\$ && continue; done; kill %1; done &>/dev/null
    somaddict · 2012-11-16 02:31:27 0
  • Execute commands serially on a list of hosts. Each ssh connection is made in the background so that if, after five seconds, it hasn't closed, it will be killed and the script will go on to the next system. Maybe there's an easier way to set a timeout in the ssh options...


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    for host in $MYHOSTS; do ping -q -c3 $H 2>&1 1>/dev/null && ssh -o 'AllowedAuthe ntications publickey' $host 'command1; command2' & for count in 1 2 3 4 5; do sleep 1; jobs | wc -l | grep -q ^0\$ && continue; done; kill %1; done
    a8ksh4 · 2012-11-13 23:12:27 0
  • This version combines the best of the other suggestions and adds these features: 1. It scans a /16 subnet 2. It is very fast by running the ping commands in the background, running them in parallel. 3. Does not use the "-W" option as that's not available in older ping versions (I needed this for OS X 10.5)


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    prefix="169.254" && for i in {0..254}; do echo $prefix.$i/8; for j in {1..254}; do sh -c "ping -m 1 -c 1 -t 1 $prefix.$i.$j | grep \"icmp\" &" ; done; done
    tempelorg · 2012-07-25 12:07:15 0
  • Nasty perl one-liner that provides a sparkline of ping times. If you want a different history than the last 30, just put that value in. It (ab)uses unicode to draw the bars, inspired by https://github.com/joemiller/spark-ping . It's not the most bug-free piece of code, but what it lacks in robustness it makes up for in capability. :) If anyone has any ideas on how to make it more compact or better, I'd love to hear them. I included a ping to google in the command just as an example (and burned up 10 chars doing it!). You should use it with: $ ping example.com | $SPARKLINE_PING_COMMAND Show Sample Output


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    ping g.co|perl -ne'$|=/e=(\S+)/||next;(push@_,$1)>30&&shift@_;print"\r",(map{"\xe2\x96".chr(128+7*$_/(sort{$b<=>$a}@_)[0])." "}@_),"$1ms"'
    bartgrantham · 2012-07-06 22:42:06 0
  • A simple way to find all machines on a network subnet is pinging a broadcast address (-b flag). First run ifconfig ifconfig. Then use "Bcast" address and '-b' flag in ping Show Sample Output


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    ping -b <broadcast address>
    OutputLogic · 2012-05-21 16:55:33 0
  • You need to have mtr installed on your host.


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    mtr google.com
    d_voge · 2012-02-19 22:27:48 0
  • This command uses ping to get the routers' IP addresses to the destination host as traceroute does. If you know what I mean..


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    for i in {1..30}; do ping -t $i -c 1 google.com; done | grep "Time to live exceeded"
    fossilet · 2012-02-19 13:37:04 4
  • export THISOS="`uname -s`" if [ "$THISOS" = "SunOS" ] then export THISRELEASE="`uname -r`" ping1() { ping -s $1 56 1 | egrep "^64"; } elif [ "$THISOS" = "AIX" ] then export THISRELEASE="`uname -v`.`uname -r`" ping1() { ping -w ${2:-1} $1 56 1 | egrep "^64"; } elif [ "$THISOS" = "Linux" ] then export THISRELEASE="`uname -r`" ping1() { ping -c 1 -w ${2:-1} $1 | egrep "^64"; } fi


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    ping1 IPaddr_or_hostname
    waibati · 2012-02-09 17:26:32 0
  • I have used single packet, and in a silent mode with no display of ping stats. This is with color and UI improvement to the http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/10220/check-if-a-machine-is-online. It is as per the enhancements suggested. Show Sample Output


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    echo -n "IP Address or Machine Name: "; read IP; ping -c 1 -q $IP >/dev/null 2>&1 && echo -e "\e[00;32mOnline\e[00m" || echo -e "\e[00;31mOffline\e[00m"
    crlf · 2012-02-09 07:00:03 1
  • PING parameters c 1 limits to 1 pinging attempt q makes the command quiet (or silent mode) /dev/null 2>&1 is to remove the display && echo ONLINE is executed if previous command is successful (return value 0) || echo OFFLINE is executed otherwise (return value of 1 if unreachable or 2 if you're offline yourself). I personally use this command as an alias with a predefined machine name but there are at least 2 improvements that may be done. Asking for the machine name or IP Escaping the output so that it displays ONLINE in green and OFFLINE in red (for instance).


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    ping -c 1 -q MACHINE_IP_OR_NAME >/dev/null 2>&1 && echo ONLINE || echo OFFLINE
    UnixNeko · 2012-02-09 06:30:55 7
  • Cleaner with a mailto assignment in crontab (if the command fails you get an email): MAILTO=admin@example.com 10,30,50 * * * * ping -q -c1 -w3 192.168.0.14 >/dev/null


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    10,30,50 * * * * ping -c1 -w3 192.168.0.14 >/dev/null
    bashrc · 2012-02-06 14:54:15 0
  • Every 20 minutes test if host with IP 192.168.0.14 is 'dead' or not reachable. The line should be put in your crontab file.


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    10,30,50 * * * * ping -q -c1 -w3 192.168.0.14 | grep '1 received' - || mail -ne -s'Host 192.168.0.14 not reachable' admin@example.com
    knoppix5 · 2012-02-06 10:42:46 0
  • Every 20 minutes ping host with IP address 192.168.0.14. If it's not 'alive' or not reachable, then display something eye-catching (here xeyes) on the desktop. Hint for newbies: edit crontab with crontab -e


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    10,30,50 * * * * ping -q -c1 -w3 192.168.0.14 | grep '1 received' - || env DISPLAY=:0 xeyes
    knoppix5 · 2012-02-06 09:40:11 0
  • Quick and dirty one-liner to get the average ping(1) time from a server. Show Sample Output


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    ping -qc 10 server.tld | awk -F/ '/^rtt/ {print $5}'
    atoponce · 2011-10-12 21:07:06 2

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    ping HOSTNAME | while read pong; do echo "$(date): $pong"; done
    sammcj · 2011-09-07 02:03:19 0
  • Change the IP address from 127.0.0.1 to the target machines ip address. Even if the target has ICMP (ping) blocked, it will show you what ports are open on the target. Very handy for situations where you know the target is up and online but wont respond to pings. Show Sample Output


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    nmap -sT -PN -vv <target ip>
    Richie086 · 2011-07-22 02:37:19 0
  • This command are using by me for checking connection with Internet. Show Sample Output


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    while true; do /bin/ping -q -c1 -w3 8.8.8.8 2>&1 > /dev/null || echo "8.8.8.8 ping failed at $(date +%d/%m/%y) $(date +%H:%M:%S)" >> /var/log/ping.log; sleep 10; done &
    Arkey · 2011-05-12 01:51:07 0
  • pcspkr have to be enabled! modprobe pcspkr xset b on


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    ping -a IP-ADDRESS
    markussesser · 2011-04-28 13:51:12 0
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