PING

Dennis J. Streveler (strev@mobius.net)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 22:49:13 -0700


>Dennis, in reading your reply to George you have me interested.
>Could you explain "ping" and how I might use it with Netscape if
>possible.
>
>Thanks...
>
>Gary
>

Hi Gary,

I can try. Ping is a utility (not part of Netscape) which allows you to see
how long it takes for a packet to travel from your computer to the
destination. Also, other functions called TraceRoute allow you to visit the
packet at each step along its journey, with the time to that interim point.
That way you can see where a packet is getting delayed, and can determine
whether the slow speed is at your end (at your ISP) or somewhere along the way.

Hope this helps,
Dennis

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