If all worked properly in the preceding section, you should now be able to use the
ping command to check that the interface is responding properly like this (using either
local-host or its IP address):
matthew@seymour:~$ ping -c 3 localhostPING localhost (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.154 ms64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.159 ms64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.153 ms--- localhost ping statistics ---3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 1998msrtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.153/0.155/0.159/0.010 ms
You use the
-c option to set the ...