extended ping

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Nov 28th, 2007

dear all,

what is the significance of extended ping??

please help me!!



I have this problem too.
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andrew.butterworth Wed, 11/28/2007 - 04:43

It allows you to set optional parameters when issuing a PING, the same goes for an extended traceroute. If your platform supports it you can issue IPX pings as well as IP. See the output below showing you the various options:


Protocol [ip]:

Target IP address:

Repeat count [5]: 100

Datagram size [100]:

Timeout in seconds [2]:

Extended commands [n]: y

Source address or interface: loopback0

Type of service [0]: 184

Set DF bit in IP header? [no]:

Validate reply data? [no]:

Data pattern [0xABCD]:

Loose, Strict, Record, Timestamp, Verbose[none]:

Sweep range of sizes [n]:

Type escape sequence to abort.

Sending 100, 100-byte ICMP Echos to, timeout is 2 seconds:

Packet sent with a source address of



Success rate is 100 percent (100/100), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/3/4 ms




nambi_gct Wed, 11/28/2007 - 05:42

I generally use this to find out where packet fragmentation happens by setting the DF bit.


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