Meaning of Ping Response?

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May 20th, 2010
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   I am getting different kind of ping responses..May i know the meaning of the same.


1. QQQ

2.MMM

3.........

4.????

5.&&&&

6.UUUU

7.restrict in hardware


Otherthan that is there any ping response.


Advance in thanks


Tks&Rgds

Senthil

Correct Answer by Hitesh Vinzoda about 6 years 11 months ago

Hi,


Below are the symbols you can interpret for ping output



!

Each exclamation point indicates receipt of a reply.

.

Each period indicates the network server timed out while waiting for a reply.

U

A destination unreachable error PDU was received.

Q

Source quench (destination too busy).

M

Could not fragment.

?

Unknown packet type.

&

Packet lifetime exceeded.


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Hitesh Vinzoda


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Hitesh Vinzoda Thu, 05/20/2010 - 02:00
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Hi,


Below are the symbols you can interpret for ping output



!

Each exclamation point indicates receipt of a reply.

.

Each period indicates the network server timed out while waiting for a reply.

U

A destination unreachable error PDU was received.

Q

Source quench (destination too busy).

M

Could not fragment.

?

Unknown packet type.

&

Packet lifetime exceeded.


Regards


Hitesh Vinzoda


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Ganesh Hariharan Thu, 05/20/2010 - 02:08
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Dear All,



   I am getting different kind of ping responses..May i know the meaning of the same.


1. QQQ

2.MMM

3.........

4.????

5.&&&&

6.UUUU

7.restrict in hardware


Otherthan that is there any ping response.


Advance in thanks


Tks&Rgds

Senthil


Hi Senthil,


Genrally icmp responce


! = ping went fine. response recieved.


. = ping timed out, no repsonse within time limit.


u = router in the path responded with an ICMP unreachable message.


Check out the belowlink with explanation of icmp responces :-


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1831/products_tech_note09186a00800a6057.shtml


Hope to Help !!


Ganesh.H


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niwajer Fri, 05/02/2014 - 02:59
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When making a wrong ipv6 ping (address only ended with :: and no number like ::1) I saw response h

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