Computers and Technology

You are currently troubleshooting a network issue with your isp's customer support agent. the agent requests that you open a command prompt and type "ping". what does this accomplish?

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Proves you ISP's rep is an idiot. ping localhost just sends an ICMP (Internet Control Messaging Protocol) echo request packet through a logical (not physical) interface. In effect, if it succeeds, your machine can talk to itself.

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