Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ping

This assignment will give you practice with ping. More important, it gives you a concrete example of the way packets are routed on the Internet and how fast it is.

Run ping to www.ru.ac.za from the same location at two different times of day -- once in the morning and once in the evening.

Print the results to turn in, and answer the following questions:

Was average ping time the same in the morning as the evening? If not, explain the difference.

Run ping to www.ru.ac.za from two different locations (school, home, etc.).

Print the results to turn in, and answer the following questions:

Was the average ping time the same from both locations? If not, explain the difference.

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