Ping (Ping referred as Packet Internet Grouper) is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network; it is also used to self test the network interface card of the computer, or as a speed test. It works by sending ICMP “echo request” packets to the target host and listening for ICMP “echo response” replies. Ping measures the round-trip time and records any packet loss, and prints when finished a statistical summary of the echo response packets received, the minimum, mean, max and in some versions the standard deviation of the round trip time.
The word ping is also frequently used as a verb or noun, where it is usually incorrectly used to refer to the round-trip time, or measuring the round-trip time.[clarification needed]
The tool is used in a type of simple denial-of-service attack, known as a ping flood, in which the attacker overwhelms the victim with ICMP echo request packets.
Kortfattat - "Pingning" att flera datorer i ett/flera nätverk skicka små infopacket till ens IP, vilket gör att det blir överbelastat och själva IP - värddatorn/servern dör.
Finns det något sätt att stoppa detta?
Hört att man kan få polis skydd.... men vad skulle det kosta i så fall?
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