connection ping??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jplg842, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. jplg842 macrumors regular

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    Hello. i want to switch to mac very soon. i have a question.
    on my pc im used to ping in the ip of my connection to check the connection stats, in the run i write "ping ip -t" , how can i do that on a mac?

    Thank you
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You can ping using Terminal. Or you can use the Network Utility app for a graphical interface for ping and other network diagnostics.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    The same command exists in OS X, however, the -t option doesn't exist. Instead, it's the default behavior meaning it will continue until killed by the user with Control+C
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    1. In OS X, -t is the timeout parameter. If I remember correctly, that's -w in Windows, correct?

    2. -t in Windows tells it to repeat until the user interrupts the sequence, right? That's the default behavior in OS X.

    3. In OS X, if you wanted to limit it to a certain number of echo requests from the start, you'd use -c. This is equivalent to -n in Windows, which defaults to 4 if not specified (hence the need for the -t command to tell Windows to continue indefinitely).

    I think I've got that right. Or else I've completely confused myself and everyone else.
     
  5. butaro macrumors regular

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    unix based so comman line is much more nicer than windows............its actually nice to use compared to windows command prompt
     

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