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    Default [How to] Ping a computer

    Pinging is a way to tell if a computer is responding on the network. It also can be used to tell which IP address your website lives on.

    When you ping a computer, you need to know either the direct IP or domain name.

    To perform a ping in Linux-
    From the command line type:
    ping and press the enter/return key

    To perform a ping in Mac-
    Use the program macping or you should be able to use the terminal program and type:
    ping then press the enter/return key

    To perform a ping in Windows XP-
    Go to the "run" program from the start menu. type "cmd" and a black screen will appear. Type in:
    ping then press the enter/return key.

    "" is of course an example and you will replace this with your actual target domain.

    The result should be an IP address and some other useful data.
    Last edited by Matt; 03-25-2010 at 04:21 PM.
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