The Cambium equipment comes with a nice little ping utility when you SSH to it. Very simple to use. Maybe we should say too simple.
usage: ping <host> ping -n <count> <host> count = 0 for continuous ping
So if I want to continuously ping a website, say incredigeek.com, I can put in the following
ping -n 0 incredigeek.com
Hit return and we are off to the races. But wait. I can’t get it to stop. Ctrl + C, doesn’t do anything, Ctrl + D or Ctrl +Z don’t help either.
Okay well fine. We’ll launch another terminal and ssh into it again and see what we can do. Excellent, now we are in aaand… wait… why are the ping results showing up here too? Help!!!
Buried in the heart of the helpful help command are these lines.
ping -- Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts pingend -- End ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts
You don’t say. Well lets try typing in pingend with all the commotion going on in the terminal.
SSH+> pingend Ping statistics for 188.8.131.52: Packets: Sent = 3, Received = 3, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Well good to know. Saves having to reboot the device.