Pinging a port on a switch

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How do you ping a port on a switch from the host? I was doing some labs
the other day and came across this. My teacher was a stumped as I was.
Does anyone know?


Re: Pinging a port on a switch
On 14 Nov 2006, j3nn.07@gmail.com wrote:

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You can't ping a port on a switch since it doesn't have an ip address.

Doan



Re: Pinging a port on a switch
j3nn.07@gmail.com wrote:

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You can't ping an individual port, uness that port is configured with its own
IP address.

It is not an unreasonable assumption that if from a PC one can ping the
management address of the switch that the switch port is alive.

P.
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