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3.1.3. ping

Now to demonstrate how applications make use of DNS to resolve a host name use the ping utility to send an ICMP echo request. From a terminal prompt enter:

ping example.com

This tests if the nameserver can resolve the name ns.example.com to an IP Address. The command output should resemble:

PING ns.example.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.

64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.800 ms

64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.813 ms

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