Ping Responses

Question: While using ping we get "REQUEST TIMED OUT" some times and other times we get "DESTINATION HOST UNREACHABLE". What is the difference between them?

Answer: Timeout means one of the following:

  1. A router is down
  2. Destination host is down
  3. No route back to your computer
  4. Respose took too long

Unreachable means that a router on your network or your ISPs network does not contain the entry that provides access to even look for the destination.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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