One of your associates asks you to ping a server in your DMZ. What is the purpose of this request?
A) Determine the number of hops between your workstation and the server
B) Measure the bandwidth utilization between your workstation and the server
C) Determine login permissions to the server in the DMZ
D) Check the availability of the server
E) To see if you know how to spell
The answer: D) Check the availability of the server
The ping command is commonly used to determine if a network connection to a device is operating properly. If everything is working, the remote device will send a reply to the ping request.
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