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  • Question

  • If I send a ping, and get a response, does it immediately send the next ping or does it wait for a specific amount of time before the next one is sent out. i.e if I have my timeout set to 10 seconds and on 6.32 seconds I get a response, will the next ping be sent out at 6.33 msec or wait until 7 sec..
    Monday, June 29, 2009 6:08 PM


  • hi there,

    by default ping uses 4 seconds as timeout before it sends Request time out . so time out means ICMP protocol will wait for specified amount of time before it sends an request time out, in your case if it receives reply with in 10 seconds , then you do not see request timeout and next immediate request time out will be set for 10 sec and for next reply it will not wait for the timeout.

    for furthe info see the below link



    sainath !analyze
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:47 AM