Surely you have wondered at some point what the massive ping technique is all about? And this time we will answer that question so you know everything about it.

What is ping?

Ping is a tool that allows you to check the status of the network and the activity of the computers that are connected to it.

Its name corresponds to the acronym for Grover Internet Package or Network Package Searcher, in Spanish. This is present in all operating systems and networks and is basically a tool that allows sending small cats to machines that are connected to a network and this generates a time calculation that allows determining the time it takes to receive and respond to said signal.

In addition, ping allows you to verify the existence of a device connected to the network, obtaining information on data transmission and latency.

A clearer way to exemplify it is the sport or game Ping-Pong, the time it takes to send and receive the response would be that in which the receiver and the thrower send and receive the ball, while the ping can be considered as the ball per se.

When the game is carried out in perfect harmony, it is possible to determine that the network is in optimal conditions, on the other hand, when it takes longer to send or respond, it is a possible sign of problems in the network.

By using the ping tool it is possible to determine if a remote computer is accessible or not.

What is the ping for?

Ping is a command that is commonly used to check IP connectivity between computers. The idea is to send ICMP packets to a destination computer and wait for the response to check whether or not the computer is active, there is packet loss or the time it takes for the response.

The ping acts in a similar way to a sonar, however it emits through a focus in the virtual world. In a simple way, it is possible to say that the lower the value obtained when performing or sending the ping, the faster the connection to the network.

What is bulk ping?

Mass ping is a term that is used to refer to the use of the tool by simultaneously sending the signal to several destinations, it is mainly used when a web page does not work and it is necessary to determine if there is a server problem or another error.

In this sense, the signal is sent and in case the web does not answer the ping, but if it is accessible, it is possible to determine that the problem is in the firewall of the web server that blocks the ICMP protocol.

To send a massive ping it is possible to use commands in the operating system and other tools that help execute this action, for this you can use various programs available on the internet for free or for a fee.

Some of these programs allow you to ping up to 100 sites at once, which avoids the tedious task of running them repeatedly or one at a time.

If you want to ping in the usual way, using your operating system, just put the following in a terminal or command prompt: «ping IP_address», with this you will be able to send four ICMP Request packets and you will receive a response as to whether the server is found enabled or not.

On the other hand, for the massive sending of ping, it is advisable to use programs or applications designed for it. Find out more about the new techniques that are being implemented on the internet through the articles that are already on our blog.