What is a ping

I know that ping is used to determine if computer A is can comunicate with computer B. However, i do know another understanding of ping which is the interval time of request and respond from a server to a client. Correct me if i am wrong.

Actually they are both the same. You use the measured time to determine if you can communicate with another device on a network.

I know it’s not related to computers . Another meaning of ping is caused by a combination of too low an octane fuel in a high compression engine .The spark plug ignites the fuel but some remains unignited. The compression ignites the unburned fuel in a secondary explosion that causes the ping sound.


Now this is a Ping:

Actually the name PING originated from the sonar signals.

An active sonar pulse is also known as a ping.

As everyone knows of course, sonar is an acronym for sound navigation and ranging.