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Ping: Definition, Importance in Games

Acronym for Packet Internet Groper, the Ping is a component of the Internet connection protocol that makes it possible to verify the connections established on the Internet between one or more remote hosts and to determine the time taken by the data packets to go to a computer connected to the Internet and return.

The closer the Ping gets to 0, the better the network connection.


Example of Pinging a host

Example of a ping on Windows , to the IP address of the Wikipedia DNS server:
 
 C:\>ping 66.230.200.16
 Pinging 66.230.200.16 with 32 bytes of data :
 Response from 66.230.200.16: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
 Response from 66.230.200.16: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
 Response from 66.230.200.16: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
 Response from 66.230.200.16: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
 

The PING also designates the name of a command which makes it possible to measure the time (in milliseconds) taken by data packets to make the round trip between a computer and the Internet network via a simple command (we also speak of round -trip time to evoke this request-response time).

The closer it gets to 0, the better the network connection.

Along with the packet-loss, the PING is one of the two components that make it possible to determine the quality of a connection on a network, and in particular the Internet network.

Mehmet S. Kaya
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Mehmet is one of the administrator of Teknonel. As a software developer, he loves to share his knowledge in related topics. He is highly familiar with the editorial process from the inception of an article idea, through the iterative process, publishing, and performance analysis as well as product reviews.

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