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5 Incredible Ping command Examples

Today we will explore the Ping command. First, we will explain its definition and how you can use it. Finally, we will discover the five most popular Ping commands. Let’s start.

Definition of the Ping command

One of the built-in network diagnostic commands in your operating system is the Ping command (Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, etc.). Ping is used to test connectivity between your device and the target, which can be an IP address like or a hostname like

By default, Ping uses the ICMP protocol to send the target four messages, each containing 32 bytes (Internet control message protocol).

Brief History of Ping command

How to use NSlookup commands

NSlookup is a built-in software that allows you to query domain name servers.

NSlookup commands can be used on most typical OSes like Windows, macOS, and Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, etc.). Now you will see what is it, and how to you it?

How to start the NSlookup command?

For Windows

1. Press Windows key + the letter “R”. This will start the run application.

2. Write “cmd” and press “ok”.

3. Now, you are ready to use NSlookup command. See the examples below.

For macOS

1. Press the command button + Spacebar button.

2. Type the name of the app – Terminal.

3. Ready to write NSlookup commands.

Nslookup: command not found – how to fix it?

5 Dig command examples

Dig command (domain information groper) is a built-in command that you can find in any macOS computer and most Linux distros. You can use it to perform a quick check related to your DNS. See individual DNS records or check a name server from the Terminal app with a simple 1 line command. 

It might not have a graphical interface, but you will get all you need in its output.

Here you have 5 dig command examples that will show you how to use it and how the answers look. 

How does Dig command work?

What is the MTR command, and how to use it?

What is the MTR command?

MTR command is a type of traceroute command developed by Matt Kimball in 1997 that allows both traceroute and ping in the same software. Originally the name MTR was an abbreviation of Matt’s traceroute, but in 1998, his colleague Roger Wolff worked on it too and changed the name to My traceroute.

Why is the MTR command better than the traditional Traceroute or Tracert?

The MTR command is better because it combines the Ping and the Traceroute command and gives additional information (statistics about time, packet loss, and round-trip time, too) about each hop on the way from the computer to the host.