Port Ping is a lightweight software application designed to test the text-based communication protocol with another program in just a few simple steps.
Although it is clearly oriented toward users with some experience in networking utilities, the tool comes packed with a small set of options.
Fast setup and user-friendly GUI
The installation procedure is rapid and does not require special attention from the user. As far as the interface is concerned, Port Ping opts for a plain and clean look that shouldn't impose any difficulties on how to use its features.
Establish a connection and send text
You can get started by specifying the IP address and port number to connect to. Once a link is established with another host, you can type text you want to test and optionally ask Port Ping to send the content length as first four bytes.
The bottom part of the screen shows readable results. Similarly, the tool can be set to read the first four bytes as content length. There are no other notable features provided by this software app.
Port Ping does not put a strain on computer performance, as it uses low CPU and RAM. It may take a while to establish an IP connection, though. It failed in its attempt to do this in several cases during our evaluation. We must also take into account that the app has not been updated for a while.