Ping flood command on linux

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Here are the results of a ping flood command on a linux:

  • ping -f

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data. 

— ping statistics —


10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 162ms

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.120/0.341/2.267/0.642 ms, pipe 2, ipg/ewma 18.048/0.770 ms


What does rtt and pipe 2 mean?

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Ping flood command on linux



rrt here means round trip time. This signifies the time a packet to reach the destination and back. The time taken to complete the whole source-destination-source cycle. It is also called response time. It is measured in millisecond, as you can see in your output.

pipe is the parameter which signifies that more than one packet is sent together. Normally, the ping request sends a packet, then waits for a second and then sends the second packet. But in the ping flood request, the packets are sent together. If the second packet is sent without waiting for reply, then pipe value is incremented by 1.

Hope this helps.

Happy Computing,

-Jack Hostler.

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