How To Test Connectivity With Ping

These tests are performed using a Windows workstation. If you have a MAC or a *nix PC, the instructions will be a little different (details to be added soon). Running a Ping Ping is one of the first tools to use to point to point connectivity. It's run through the command prompt, but getting the basic information is quite easy: To run ping, type Start > Run. Type cmd in the Run window, and click OK. A black and whit...
By BIP, January 24, 2015

How To Test Connectivity With Traceroute

What is Traceroute? The traceroute utility checks how many “hops” (transfers through other routers or networked devices) it takes for your computer to reach a destination. You can use traceroute if you know the other computer's IP address, web site address, or name (e.g.,, www.BIPmedia.com, etc). Using Traceroute To access traceroute on a Windows workstation, perform one of the following: Windows 7 or Vista: F...
By fredric, January 24, 2015

How To Test A RPM Package Before Installation

Introduction to Linux rpm package manager In this tutorial we will show you, how to test a rpm package before installation. As a Linux System Engineer, this command is very useful and should be used in regular practice. Mostly of the time I use this command, to help me see if there are any issues before installation. Note: rpm command is available for Red Hat based operating system. How to test rpm To test the rp...
By frank, April 11, 2015