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Libping is a small C library designed to allow a programmer to make ICMP_ECHO requests directly from a script or program. The distribution includes pinger, a script-friendly utility linked to the library and intended to be invoked directly from scripts. Unlike most ping utilities, libping will timeout on both unreachable hosts and unreachable networks. It returns a value every time it is called, a feature which makes programming ICMP echo requests simpler and more reliable.


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Download version 1.15 (stable)
released on 23 June 2002



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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 August 2001

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 6 May 2003.


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