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Puzzled by "pings"

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Puzzled by "pings"

I have just discovered the "ping" feature on my Mac and just for a bit of fun decided to have a go with what seems to be a popular site: can someone advise me as to if they are good, bad or mediocre just so I can get an idea of what I should be looking for if and when I try it again :-)

PING www.jolt.co.uk (82.133.85.65): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=17.779 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=15.535 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=16.256 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=15.702 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=16.169 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=15.126 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=6 ttl=55 time=15.684 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=7 ttl=55 time=16.427 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=8 ttl=55 time=16.322 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=9 ttl=55 time=15.080 ms
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Puzzled by "pings"

All a ping doe sit tell you you can connect to or see the host. The times dont tell you much as they will vary with traffic so they are only a rough guide to the speed you can get from that site. Try it an hour later and it could be differant
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Puzzled by "pings"

Yes I see what you mean here there are taken at 1150hrs

PING www.jolt.co.uk (82.133.85.65): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=18.478 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=16.321 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=15.551 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=16.206 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=16.124 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=15.531 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=6 ttl=55 time=14.965 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=7 ttl=55 time=15.656 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=8 ttl=55 time=15.019 ms
64 bytes from 82.133.85.65: icmp_seq=9 ttl=55 time=15.267 ms

It is the fact that so many people in the forums seem to put a lot of emphasis on "pings" but I think it will be a while before I do it again.....but it is nice to know that I now can :-)

Thanks for the reply