Ping uses Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo messages to determine if a remote host is active or inactive and to determine the round-trip delay when communicating with it.
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The Ping feature is included in the 'system' package. No installation is needed for this feature
Hardware Resource Usage
There is no significant resource usage.
Ping utility shows Time To Live value of the received packet (ttl) and Roundtrip time (time) in ms. The console Ping session may be stopped when the Ctrl + C is pressed.
[MikroTik] > ping ? Send ICMP Echo packets. Repeat after given time interval. <address> count Number of packets do-not-fragment Do not fragment the packets interval Delay between messages size Packet size in bytes [MikroTik] >
Descriptions of arguments:
address - IP address for the host you want to ping.
size - (optional) Size of the IP packet (in bytes, including the IP and ICMP headers). Can be 36...4096.
do-not-fragment - if added, packets aren't fragmented
interval - (optional) Delay between messages (in seconds). Default is 1 second. Can be 10ms...5s.
count - How many time ICMP packets will be sent. If not specified, ping continues till CTRL+C is pressed.
[MikroTik] > ping 22.214.171.124 count=5 interval=20ms size=64 126.96.36.199 64 byte pong: ttl=249 time=3 ms 188.8.131.52 64 byte pong: ttl=249 time<1 ms 184.108.40.206 64 byte pong: ttl=249 time<1 ms 220.127.116.11 64 byte pong: ttl=249 time<1 ms 18.104.22.168 64 byte pong: ttl=249 time<1 ms 5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max = 0/0.6/3 ms [MikroTik] >