Network hacking means gathering information about the domain by using tools like Ping, Netstat, Telnet, Tracert, etc.
Ping is a part if Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) which is used to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks. Basically, it is just a command that allows you to check if the host is alive or not. Here’s how to ping a particular host: Go to the command prompt. You can just click start > run > then type cmd
Once you opened the command prompt, type in: c:/>ping hostname.com