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The following operations can be performed on "ping":


Invokes the UNIX ping command. The hostName parameter must be used if the name is in the /etc/hosts file directory or is otherwise known in DNS.


ping [-c ] [-i ] [-I ] [-n] [-p ] [-q] [-s ] [-S ] [-T ] [-t ]


c Number of packets to send. The default value is infinite. For Nitro API, defalut value is taken as 5. Minimum value: 1 Maximum value: 65535

i Waiting time, in seconds. The default value is 1 second. Minimum value: 0 Maximum value: 65535

I Network interface on which to ping, if you have multiple interfaces.

n Numeric output only. No name resolution.

p Pattern to fill in packets. Can be up to 16 bytes, useful for diagnosing data-dependent problems.

q Quiet output. Only the summary is printed. For Nitro API, this flag is set by default.

s Data size, in bytes. The default value is 56. Minimum value: 0 Maximum value: 65507

S Source IP address to be used in the outgoing query packets. If the IP addrESS does not belongs to this appliance, an error is returned and nothing is sent.

T Traffic Domain Id Minimum value: 1 Maximum value: 4094

t Time-out, in seconds, before ping exits. Minimum value: 1 Maximum value: 3600

hostName Address of host to ping.




ping -p ff -c 4

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