Tech Quiz of the Day

Feb 4 2009   8:33PM GMT

Are you a Know-IT-All? Ping

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is ping

Ping is an Internet program that allows a user to verify that a particular IP address exists and can accept requests.

Are you a Know-IT-All? Test your knowledge of tech vocabulary!

Secret Word of the Day

This command line utility allows a user to track the hops a packet takes to reach its destination. What’s the secret word?
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Acronym Challenge

TTL tells a network router whether a packet has been in the network too long and should be discarded. What does TTL stand for?
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Tech Trivia

What open source command-line tool for monitoring network traffic works by capturing and displaying packet headers and matching them against a set of criteria?
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