How to enable Ping utility to show Request Tieout's?

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  1. woomera macrumors member

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    hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum.

    ive been searching on google for hours now to see how i can see the Timeout packets right between the lines when im pinging rather than seeing a summery in the end on how many packets have been lost since i need to have the terminal open and monitor the ping's for several hours.
    i'd really appreciate any help/advice given.

    thanks
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Try -v. On Unix hosts, it is normal for it not to show "Request timed out" like Windows does. Instead, you'll usually get "Destination Host Unreachable".
     
  3. woomera thread starter macrumors member

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    i tried "Ping -v ip" but still the same, it didnt work.
     
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  5. woomera thread starter macrumors member

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    the result to "ping ip" and "ping -v ip" were exactly the same.
     
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  7. woomera thread starter macrumors member

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    according to the manual the -v mode should print any other responses other than ECHO_REPLY though it doesnt here. could this be a bug or im doing something wrong?
     
  8. belvdr macrumors 603

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    How long did you let the ping run? It needs to run for a few seconds before anything is output.
     
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  11. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Never seen a way to do what you're asking. If it misses multiple pings, you'll see destination host unreachable. I have a feeling you're using ping for some sort of solution, and it's not the right tool for the job.
     

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