Tuesday, March 18, 2008

How to ping servers from Firefox Address Bar

Opening a terminal or system prompt to just ping a server can be a time-waster, especially if you already have Firefox opened. Here's a quick tip on how to use Firefox's Address Bar to quickly ping a server:

  • Add a new bookmark with the following information:
    • Name: Whatever you want to name it
    • Location: http://network-tools.com/default.asp?prog=ping&host=%s
    • Keyword: ping
    • Description: Whatever description you want to give it
  • That's it. Now write "ping " + the server address or IP on the Adress Bar and soon you'll get the ping information
Here's an example of what you might see if you write "ping www.google.com":


Source: Lifehacker

1 comment:

Luís Silva said...

O problema é que o ping é feito do servidor network-tools.com (ou outra máquina provavelmente no mesmo segmento :oP).

Isso torna o ping..."inútil" (já que não sabes exactamente o tempo de resposta até ti e até pode estar acessível a partir do network-tools.com mas não da tua máquina)!

No entanto, o teu post é útil para demonstrar como "criar comandos" para a barra de endereços do firefox! ;o))

Hugz,
Luís