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.
released on 21 October 2003
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||20 December 2002|
Leaders and contributors
|Michael L. Hostbaek||Contributor|
Resources and communication
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 December 2016.