Bandwidth for ping

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How much bandwidth required for do ping?

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Ping time is always round trip “latency” <——-> between your platform and a traceable site. Bandwidth per se, is NOT a variable that refers to “ping”. What really concern Bandwidth “capacity” would be the type of “loads” -applications- you are using a particular server site to implement. In other words; Bandwidth’s requirements will be different if you are implementing lots of graphics on the server side, or simple documents.

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A ping packet is a 32byte packet of information so you will need at least 32 bytes of bandwidth to get the packet there and back.

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Actually the ping (ICMP echo request) payload depends on the OS. There is also a 20 byte IP header and an 8 byte ICMP header + payload (32 bytes Windows, 56 bytes linux). In fact, the <b>-l</b> (lower case L) switch on the Windows ping will send whatever buffer size you want. This is a useful test to see how a link responds under load.

See this blog entry for additional information <a href=”http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/it-trenches/network-speed-capacity-are-not-the-same/”>Network speed & capacity are NOT the same</a>

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  • Kevin Beaver
    You can really make ping/ICMP use up as much bandwidth you want it to. It depends on what you're trying to accomplish. More details would be good - we might be able to help you more.
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  • ghanshyammm

    How much bandwidth is required to ping a host with 32bytes remote enogh to have latency of 600ms?

    does ping command send pecket of specified size at a constant rate? if yes, how much? and rate dipends on which factors?

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  • TomLiotta
    ...remote enogh to have latency of 600ms?   Remoteness isn't the sole determinant of latency.   But if you're around 850bps, that's close to the required bandwidth. In other words, almost none, in modern terms.   The question doesn't really make good sense.   Tom  
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