[sa@localhost ]$ ping www.microsoft.com Pinging lb1.www.ms.akadns.net [126.96.36.199] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 188.8.131.52: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Do you know why Micrsoft.com doesn’t replies to ping?
ping is a powerful small command line tool. Seeing the output of ping command a security analyst or hacker can grab important information about the target hosts. Target hosts can be web servers or a pc on local area network. Information includes Operating System & Version, availability of host etc.