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What is the difference between PING & Extended PING..??

What is the difference between PING & Extended PING..??

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That's easy. With a ping you

That's easy. With a ping you can only send packets to your destination. With extended ping you can not only choose the destination but also the source , packet size, no. Of repeats . This can be very useful. Extended ping still uses ping but it allows you to manipulate it more granularly.

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BTW, earlier IOS versions

BTW, earlier IOS versions didn't support any options with the non-extended (command line) ping.  Later IOS versions support several options with the non-extended (command line) ping (as Dennis notes), but more options are still available if you use the extended (prompted) ping command.

Re: That's easy. With a ping you

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Hi

Hi

Well, basically it (ping and extended ping)has the same purpose and the same definition, ping is useful to diagnostic or verify if a host or interface is reachable sending an ICMP (Internet Control Message protocol). Usually ping works as reciprocal (2 ways), so if a source send a request to a destination, the destination must send a response to the source, otherwise the ping is unsuccessful.

Usually when ping is executed it send 4 packets, with extended ping it can keep a ping for an undefined time (permanent). 

On Cisco devices you can add other parameters to the ping, like packet size, repeat, source, etc. 

Hope it is useful

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