A user who is unable to connect to the file server contacts the help desk. The helpdesk technician asks the user to ping the IP address of the default gateway that is configured on the workstation. What is the purpose for this ping command?
- to obtain a dynamic IP address from the server
- to request that gateway forward the connection request to the file server
- to test that the host has the capability to reach hosts on other networks
- to resolve the domain name of the file server to its IP address
Explanation: The ping command is used to test connectivity between hosts. The other options describe tasks not performed by ping. Pinging the default gateway will test whether the host has the capability to reach hosts on its own network and on other networks.
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