How does Ping help?
Ping is the best way to tell if you have connection or if a site you run is up. I use it to see if something along the client's path is working. Like the firewall or DNS server or website etc. Best use for troubleshooting network connectivity. You can ping your gateway IP to see if you have connection to it or check to see if what your website IP is. Trying pinging Google.com and see what their IP is, at least for today they are huge and have a variable IP I am sure. Hope this helps
Thanks. I agree it is very useful for checking a connection. It was only recently that I discovered that Pinging can be used to notify Search Engines of new content on your hub. Seems to work well, but I would love to know exactly how it works.
My guess is that these sites use your hub to ping the main players, which automatically ping you back ... notifying them that you are live and ready to be indexed (this may be in reverse, but it is the only way I can see it works).
Cheers for the details about how a ping can be used :-)
Ping is a computer network administration utility used to test the reach-ability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer.
traceroute is a computer network diagnostic tool for displaying the route (path) and measuring transit delays of packets across an Internet Protocol (IP) network.
PathPing provides details of the path between two hosts and Ping-like statistics for each node in the path based on samples taken over a time period, depending on how many nodes are between the start and end host. The advantages of PathPing over ping and traceroute are that each node is pinged as the result of a single command, and that the behavior of nodes is studied over an extended time period, rather than the default ping sample of four messages or default traceroute single route trace.
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