Definitions for "Packet InterNet Groper"
Keywords:  ping, icmp, reachability, echo, reply
See ping.
Noun: A program used to test reachability of destinations by sending them an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request and waiting for a reply. Verb: The term is used as a verb "Ping terminal 0051 to see if it is powered up and receiving messages."
A command used to verify connections to one or more remote hosts. The ping utility uses the ICMP echo request and echo reply packets to determine whether a particular IP system on a network is functional. The ping utility is useful for diagnosing IP network or router failures. The term is also used as a verb.
A diagnostic tool used to verify connectivity