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Pings multiple hosts at once

'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.


User manpage available in HTML format from http://www.fping.com/man/

Related Projects

  • Ping
  • Misctools
  • Poink
  • Arping


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
X11Janet Casey27 January 2004

Leaders and contributors

Thomas Dzubin Maintainer
Roland Schemers Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:dzubint@vcn.bc.ca
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/fping

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 February 2018.


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