gives the round-trip ping time for the specified network host.
gives a list of times for n successive pings.
Details and Options
- PingTime[host] uses standard ICMP datagrams. The host may be specified as "hostname" or IPAddress["addr"].
- Times are reported in milliseconds.
- PingTime takes the following options:
UpdateInterval 0 time to wait between pings TimeConstraint Automatic time to wait for a ping to return
- Option settings t are interpreted as t seconds. Settings involving Quantity can also be used.
- The setting UpdateInterval->t specifies that PingTime will wait for time t after a reply packet is received before sending out the next ping.
- With the default set of TimeConstraint->Automatic, PingTime will use the operating system's default timeout.
- If a ping times out, PingTime returns $TimedOut.
- PingTime gives the ping time from the computer on which the kernel in which it is executed is running.
- In some operating systems, specifications for TimeConstraint may not strictly be adhered to.
Introduced in 2016