Cisco IP Ping Output Text Characters

The table below lists the possible output characters from the ping facility:

Character Description
! Each exclamation point indicates receipt of a reply.
. Each period indicates the network server timed out while waiting for a reply.
U A destination unreachable error PDU was received.
Q Source quench (destination too busy).
M Could not fragment.
? Unknown packet type.
& Packet lifetime exceeded.

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