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Old 05-30-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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how do I ping this" ping -n 20 etguidauth.evenbalance.com ?"


I tried to use ping -n 20 etguidauth.evenbalance.com in terminal but I am getting an error"connect: Invalid argument" I was given those instruction to ping but I noticed that they are for a dos box is there another way to ping ?
 
Old 05-30-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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As long as you've got your terminal window open for ping you could check the manual page for that utility.
Code:
man ping
In this case the -n is not valid. You probably want -c for count. Or you could just leave out the parameters and enter the name of the host to ping.
Code:
ping etguidauth.evenbalance.com
Press <cntrl><c> to stop it pinging.

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Old 05-30-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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As long as you've got your terminal window open for ping you could check the manual page for that utility.
Code:
man ping
In this case the -n is not valid. You probably want -c for count. Or you could just leave out the parameters and enter the name of the host to ping.
Code:
ping etguidauth.evenbalance.com
Press <cntrl><c> to stop it pinging.
thank you I would do that
 
Old 05-30-2008, 09:09 PM   #4
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but I noticed that they are for a dos box is there another way to ping ?
Ugh! Please don't say 'dos box; its quite insulting! (The DOS dos-box being a rather feeble and underpowered thing compared with any shell on a Unix-style machine. If you do, your computer won't like you, and you know what can happen then - see 2001.)

You could look at: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Utili...ng-29224.shtml
if you are still interested in a gui to run ping. Although running the correct command would seem to have done it for you.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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You could look at: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Utili...ng-29224.shtml
if you are still interested in a gui to run ping. Although running the correct command would seem to have done it for you.
Gosh. A GUI to run ping...

Where are we going...

I don't like to publish empty posts but this thing really scared me. In any case, and for the sake of saying something to the original poster: the error message was clear enough. Next time that a command tells you that the parameter is not correct, the first thing you should always check is the manual (man or info page).
 
Old 06-02-2008, 12:43 PM   #6
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Ugh! Please don't say 'dos box; its quite insulting! (The DOS dos-box being a rather feeble and underpowered thing compared with any shell on a Unix-style machine. If you do, your computer won't like you, and you know what can happen then - see 2001.)

You could look at: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Utili...ng-29224.shtml
if you are still interested in a gui to run ping. Although running the correct command would seem to have done it for you.
ok sorry about that I know that I am wrong but being new to Linux, Dos is the closest thing I could think of to Linux because back in the day when I first started using computers it was the commodore then it was a 386 computer which used dos and that was before windows was out.
 
  


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