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'fping' is a ping-like program which 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 the lists of targets to ping. Instead of sending pings to one target until it times out or replies, fping will send out a ping packet and move on to the next target in a round-robin fashion.


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Download version 2.4b2 (stable)
released on 4 November 2001


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X11Janet Casey27 January 2004

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Thomas Dzubin Maintainer
Roland Schemers Contributor

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 January 2004.


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