The program ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network. Ping works by sending ICMP echo request packets to the target host and listening for ICMP echo response replies. Using interval timing and response rate, ping estimates the round-trip time and packet loss rate between hosts.
To make a ping check, proceed as follows:
Select the ping host.
Select the host you want to ping. In the Ping Host box, you can select a host for which a host definition exists. Alternatively, you can also select Custom hostname/IP address and enter a custom hostname or IP address into the textbox below.
Select the IP version (only available if IPv6 is globally enabled).
From the IP version drop-down list, select IPv4 or IPv6.
- Select the interface.
Select via which interface you want to ping.
The output of the ping check will be displayed in the Ping Check Result area.