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Ping returned 350 packets transmitted

When I pinged my instance via Cloudshell, I got 350 packets transmitted. In the lab video, only 3 were transmitted. What determines how many times it will ping your instance?

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Generally, ping command behaves differently between Linux and Windows. On a Windows host, it will only send 4 ICMP packets by default for each execution, unless you specify an amount. On a Linux host however, ping will continuously send ICMP packets until you cancel the command, unless you specify an amount.

If you do a ping from Cloud Shell (it’s a Linux host), add -c follow by the number of packet you want ping to send. For example:

ping -c 10 www.google.com

will send 10 packets to google.com and then stop.

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