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Meaning of Ping Response?

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

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Re: Meaning of Ping Response?

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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Re: Meaning of Ping Response?

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

Please rate helpful posts

Re: Meaning of Ping Response?

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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