httping - Ping-like tool for HTTP requests

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Leap 15.0
Repository Network Utilities all
Package name httping
Package version 2.5
Package release lp150.1.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 166.44 KB
Download size 73.99 KB
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Httping is like 'ping' but for http-requests.
Give it an url, and it'll show you how long it takes to connect, send a
request and retrieve the reply (only the headers). Be aware that the
transmission across the network also takes time!


Package Version Architecture Repository
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Name Value
httping = 2.5-lp150.1.1
httping(x86-64) = 2.5-lp150.1.1


Type URL
Binary Package httping-2.5-lp150.1.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package httping-2.5-lp150.1.1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the Network Utilities repository:
    # zypper addrepo network-utilities
  2. Install httping rpm package:
    # zypper install httping




2017-05-06 -
- Update to 2.5
+ do not measure connect/resolve if not reconnecting/re-resolving /
improved man-page
+ added --keep-cookies. they're not stored on disk but with multiple
pings they will be used.
+ in command-line + split mode, show all measurements
+ only show 'cur' (now 'latest') when it was updated
+ keep track of transmission time
+ floating point timeout value
+ added --max-mtu and --no-tcp-nodelay
+ show message if data was received while request was still in transit
+ show message if more that was received than the response header in
the HEAD-request mode (which is the default mode)
+ keep track of close() duration
+ when an error occured, close with linger=0 causing a RST (giving
"connection reset by peer" on other end) to signal failure to the
other end
+ layout fixes
+ show TOS (type of service)
+ added pmtu field (tcpi_pmtu)
+ added re_tx field (re-transmission count)
+ added --draw-phase
+ add tcp rtt measurement / graph range improvements
+ auto-range of graph fix
+ --abbreviate which converts e.g. 1000 to 1k
+ show header size
+ added --divert-connect which connects to an other host than what is
in the URL
+ improved error reporting for DNS lookup
+ can now set receive/send buffer sizes
+ show warning when request headers are tool large
+ moved all strings to gettext() so that HTTPing can be translated to
other languages (localization)
+ cleaned-up help-screen (--help)
+ color-output can now also be enabled in ncurses view
+ added setting of priority
+ added setting of tos
+ can now add any header(s) you like with --header
- Remove patch: httping-fix_uninitialized.patch (fixed upstream)
- Build with support for ncurses and fftw3
2013-03-23 -
- update to 2.1
2012-12-11 -
- update to 1.5.6:
* adds support for TCP Fast Open
2012-10-22 -
- update to 1.5.5
2012-10-18 -
- update to 1.5.4:
* some small fixes
* now handle servers which fall asleep after the initial tcp-connect more
* resolving hostnames should now always work
2011-08-03 -
- update to 1.5.2:
* fixes binding to an interface
2011-07-27 -
- update to 1.5.1:
* adds persistent connections
2010-07-10 -
- update to 1.4.3:
* in nagios-check-mode, the program will now emit performance data as well;
this can be useful with pnp4nagios, for example
2010-01-11 -
- update to 1.4.1
2009-12-28 -
- update to 1.4.0:
* adds IPv6 support

See Also

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icmpinfo-1.11-lp150.1412.1.x86_64.rpm A Tool for Looking at ICMP Messages
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inosync-0.2.3-lp150.2.1.noarch.rpm Inotify Sync Daemon
inputpipe-0.5-lp150.8.1.x86_64.rpm Client/Server for making any Linux Input Device Network-Transparent
iodine-0.7.0-lp150.16.1.x86_64.rpm Tunnel IPv4 data through a DNS server
ip_relay-0.71-lp150.1.1.noarch.rpm TCP Traffic Shaper
ip_resend-0.4-lp150.135.1.x86_64.rpm Demand Dial Accelerator
ipcalc-0.41-lp150.11.1.noarch.rpm IPv4 Address Calculator
iperf-3.6-lp150.57.1.x86_64.rpm A tool to measure network performance
iperf-devel-3.6-lp150.57.1.x86_64.rpm A tool to measure network performance
iptraf-ng-1.1.4-lp150.183.1.x86_64.rpm TCP/IP Network Monitor
iputils-s20180629-lp150.95.1.x86_64.rpm IPv4 and IPv6 Networking Utilities