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Alarm Pinger
Alarm Pinger (apinger) is a little tool which monitors various IP devices by simple ICMP echo requests. Unlike most Perl or shell script tools, it does not spawn processes or use much CPU time, and is ideal for when one wants continuous monitoring and fast response upon target failure. It supports both IPv4 and IPv6. Alarm Pinger is configurable via $sysconfdir/apinger.conf file. The configuration file contains definitions for alarms, targets and various parameters. It does need root privileges to start (to create raw sockets), but will drop them before sending or receiving any packets.


Download version 0.6.1 (stable)
released on 26 March 2003



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey20 December 2002

Leaders and contributors

Jacek Konieczny Maintainer
Michael L. Hostbaek Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 March 2003.


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