stop ping terminal commad

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  1. appleXcore macrumors newbie

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    I thought to stop my pinging i used the command ( ^C )

    but that dosent stop the pings being sent. Whats the proper command.
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    As far as i know, that is the correct command. Ctrl+C

    You could always force quit Terminal.
     
  3. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    You probably banged around enough to figure it out, but ^c means Control+C. The four-leaf-clover-y thing is the "Command Key". The one that is a poor depiction of a switch is the Option key.
     
  4. appleXcore thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I have wondered what that was supposed to be. :(
     
  6. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could limit the number of pings you send by typing:
    ping -c4 192.168.1.xxx
    (replace the 4 with the number of ping requests you want to send, and put in the correct ip address, but I'm sure you've got that already!):)
     
  7. appleXcore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no pings are returned for this one IP that i know is on... why is that
     
  8. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    If it's behind a router, it could be actively denying a ping request which is quite standard.
     
  9. ernestto macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. It help me
     
  10. Mikael H macrumors 6502

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    Many systems today turn on firewalls automatically. In that case they will simply not respond to pings unless you explicitly allow it. How to do that depends on the system, but if you have per-"application" rules, it may be called something like ICMP echo request or similar.
     
  11. jamietshaw macrumors member

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    Cmd-. also emulates Ctrl-C, should you prefer it.

    (It also also used to do things like cancel printing in OS 9 days, e.g. QuarkXPress used to tell you to press Cmd-. to cancel printing. I don’t know why they didn’t just provide a cancel button.)
     

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