If you open a command prompt in Windows, and do a ping test, you’ll notice that it will only perform four pings and then stop. This is OK if you want to do a quick test, but, what if you want to perform a continuous ping that keeps pinging?
Well, we have the -t option!
ping -t <hostname or IP address>
This will now ping continuously until you stop it – by pressing Ctrl and C or closing the window!