A portion of the Metallic Line Test, the End to End Ping sends a segment of data from the central office to the individual's premise equipment, and awaits a response, thus proving that the equipment is in fact functional.
When failed, it is commonly believed that there is either a problem with the parties equipment or inside wiring. Failure messages include Hard Ground, Ring Tip Short, and No Response From Host.

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