stop ping terminal commad

appleXcore

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Oct 17, 2006
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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.
 

hayduke

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Mar 8, 2005
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is a state of mind.
I thought to stop my pinging i used the command ( ^C )

but that dosent stop the pings being sent. Whats the proper command.
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.
 

stevep

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Oct 13, 2004
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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!):)
 

Mikael H

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Sep 3, 2014
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no pings are returned for this one IP that i know is on... why is that
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.
 
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jamietshaw

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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.)