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    can some one tell me what ping is

    i know this might sound lame but iv heard from some ppl that haveing high ping is better and from other lower is better and we all are computer programmers

    #2
    In plain english, your ping is how long it takes for a signal to get sent from your computer to the server and back again in milliseconds (I think it's milliseconds).

    Simply put, the lower the ping, the better.


    Ping

    ping [from the submariners' term for a sonar pulse] 1. n. Slang term for a small network message (ICMP ECHO) sent by a computer to check for the presence and alertness of another. The Unix command ping(8) can be used to do this manually (note that ping(8)'s author denies the widespread folk etymology that the name was ever intended as acronym for `Packet INternet Groper'). Occasionally used as a phone greeting. See ACK, also ENQ. 2. vt. To verify the presence of. 3. vt. To get the attention of. 4. vt. To send a message to all members of a mailing list requesting an ACK (in order to verify that everybody's addresses are reachable). "We haven't heard much of anything from Geoff, but he did respond with an ACK both times I pinged jargon-friends." 5. n. A quantum packet of happiness. People who are very happy tend to exude pings; furthermore, one can intentionally create pings and aim them at a needy party (e.g., a depressed person). This sense of ping may appear as an exclamation; "Ping!" (I'm happy; I am emitting a quantum of happiness; I have been struck by a quantum of happiness). The form "pingfulness", which is used to describe people who exude pings, also occurs. (In the standard abuse of language, "pingfulness" can also be used as an exclamation, in which case it's a much stronger exclamation than just "ping"!). Oppose blargh.
    The funniest use of `ping' to date was described in January 1991 by Steve Hayman on the Usenet group comp.sys.next. He was trying to isolate a faulty cable segment on a TCP/IP Ethernet hooked up to a NeXT machine, and got tired of having to run back to his console after each cabling tweak to see if the ping packets were getting through. So he used the sound-recording feature on the NeXT, then wrote a script that repeatedly invoked ping(8), listened for an echo, and played back the recording on each returned packet. Result? A program that caused the machine to repeat, over and over, "Ping ... ping ... ping ..." as long as the network was up. He turned the volume to maximum, ferreted through the building with one ear cocked, and found a faulty tee connector in no time.

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      #3
      Ping is your response time to the server, so the lower the number the better.

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        #4
        thanx some ppl have been telling me high is better

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          #5
          Originally posted by lpmete
          thanx some ppl have been telling me high is better
          Tell them they are morons :up:

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            #6
            Originally posted by lpmete
            thanx some ppl have been telling me high is better
            Your having a high ping is better... for them

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              #7
              You having a higher ping is better...

              for them.

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                #8
                Originally posted by lpmete
                thanx some ppl have been telling me high is better
                Only if you're somkin' somthin'...

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                  #9
                  Re: Re: can some one tell me what ping is

                  Originally posted by StarWars
                  whilest i am still here:

                  ping is the amount of time your packet needs to get from your puter to its destination in this context a gameserver, depending on the location you are and the server is, quality of ISP, type of connection this value increases or decreases als of this is measured in m/s unless it gets really freaky, a ping under 100 m/s is fine
                  die please xan

                  thanks

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                    #10
                    Re: Re: Re: Re: can some one tell me what ping is

                    Originally posted by StarWars
                    i like you too

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mort_Q
                      Your having a high ping is better... for them
                      Not really. It's much harder to hit a lagger than a low pinger.

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                        #12
                        AFAIK, one of the reasons that the dodge-jump was nerfed was it was almost impossible for HPB to land, so it gave LPB an unfiar advantage.

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                          #13
                          Re: Re: Re: can some one tell me what ping is

                          Originally posted by Sidekicker
                          die please xan

                          thanks
                          FYI , he is not Xan ... As far as i know.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Mort_Q
                            AFAIK, one of the reasons that the dodge-jump was nerfed was it was almost impossible for HPB to land, so it gave LPB an unfiar advantage.
                            The dodge jump wasn't nerfed :bulb:

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MrÐ~
                              The dodge jump wasn't nerfed :bulb:
                              Whatever... the jump they nerfed.

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                              Boost-Dodge...

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