How to perform Continuous ping and break (Cisco , Juniper , MAC , Windows)

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This article will help network administrators with some handy tips on using PING feature set in Cisco, Juniper, Windows and MAC devices. The tips and tricks help in expediting the testing or troubleshooting time which networkers can utilize in other activities.

Below are the ways to Start/Break/Stop PING utility for different vendor products –

Cisco Devices –

Stating a Ping –

Ping 10.10.10.1 repeat <value>

Stopping a Ping –

<CONTROL+ c>

 

Juniper Devices –

Stating a Ping –

Ping 10.10.10.1

Note – no repeat or extended keyword is required since Juniper devices continuously ping by default.

Stopping a Ping –

<CONTROL+ c>

 

Windows Devices –

Stating a Ping –

Ping 10.10.10.1 -t

Note – Above ping works for Win95/98, WinXP, Win7/8 .

Stopping a Ping –

<CONTROL+ c>

 

MAC Devices –

Stating a Ping –

Ping 10.10.10.1

Note – no repeat or extended keyword is required since MAC devices continuously ping by default.

Stopping a Ping –

<CONTROL+ c>

Start/Stopping a Ping  with specified number of packets –

ping -c <value> 10.10.10.1

eg – ping -c 5 10.10.10.1

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