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Old 09-19-2005, 07:18 AM   #1
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ping -c not working properly

i am using linux kernel 2.4.25 ,i am using command ping website name which is working while when i use the command ping -c website name it give msg bad packet size and when i write command ping -s website name it also doesnt work and give me the list of options we can use the ping.
Old 09-19-2005, 07:27 AM   #2
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You need to put a number after -c ( count ) .
ping -c 3
Old 09-19-2005, 07:28 AM   #3
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The switch "-c" stands for count, so you must use a number, i.e.:
bruce@titus:~$ ping -c
ping: bad number of packets to transmit.
bruce@titus:~$ ping -c1
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=239 time=70.4 ms

--- ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 70.472/70.472/70.472/0.000 ms
The switch "-s" stands for size. In a terminal issue "man ping" and read the options.

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Old 09-19-2005, 07:31 AM   #4
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To elaborate a bit, if you're seeking a continous ping, use
with no other arguments.


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