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Exercise 3: The use of ping on the Internet.

ping (section on testing connections with ping) prints a report that includes the time it takes to receive a control packet from the remote host. Can you use this information to estimate the network latency ( aka response time)? Can you use it to estimate throughput ( aka bandwidth)? If not, can you think of a way to modify ping so it could help you measure response time and/or bandwidth?

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