fping - Quickly ping N number of hosts to determine their reachability

Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Repository: PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package name: fping
Package version: 3.10
Package release: 1pclos2015
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 94.08 KB
Download size: 94.08 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.nluug.nl
fping is a ping(1) like program which uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request to determine if a host is up. fping is different from ping in that you can specify any number of hosts on the command line, or specify a file containing the lists of hosts to ping. Instead of trying one host until it timeouts or replies, fping will send out a ping packet and move on to the next host in a round-robin fashion. If a host replies, it is noted and removed from the list of hosts to check. If a host does not respond within a certain time limit and/or retry limit it will be considered unreachable.




  • fping = 3.10-1pclos2015
  • fping(x86-64) = 3.10-1pclos2015


    Install Howto

    1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
    2. Update the package index:
      # apt-get update
    3. Install fping rpm package:
      # apt-get install fping