A program to ping multiple hosts


FPing is a ping-like program that uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request to determine if a target host is responding. FPing differs from ping in that you can specify any number of targets on the command line or specify a file containing a list of targets to ping. Instead of sending pings to one target until it times out or replies, FPing sends a ping packet and moves on to the next target in a round-robin fashion.

In the default mode, if a target replies, it is noted and removed from the list of targets to check. If a target does not respond within a certain time limit or retry limit, it is designated as unreachable.

FPing also supports sending a specified number of pings to a target or looping indefinitely (as in ping).

Unlike ping, FPing is meant to be used in scripts. Its output is designed to be easy to parse.

Source Files (show merged sources derived from linked package)
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fping-4.4.tar.gz 0000182921 179 KB 10 days
fping-4.4.tar.gz.asc 0000000195 195 Bytes 10 days
fping.changes 0000013256 12.9 KB 10 days
fping.keyring 0000002461 2.4 KB 24 days
fping.spec 0000002509 2.45 KB 10 days
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