fping - A program to ping multiple hosts

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Leap 42.2
Repository openSUSE Network Utilities all
Package name fping
Package version 4.0
Package release 179.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 59.03 KB
Download size 37.88 KB
Official Mirror ftp.gwdg.de
FPing is a ping-like program that 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 a list of
targets to ping. Instead of sending pings to one target until it times
out or replies, FPing sends a ping packet and moves on to the next
target in a round-robin fashion.
In the default mode, if a target replies, it is noted and removed from
the list of targets to check. If a target does not respond within a
certain time limit or retry limit, it is designated as unreachable.
FPing also supports sending a specified number of pings to a target or
looping indefinitely (as in ping).
Unlike ping, FPing is meant to be used in scripts. Its output is
designed to be easy to parse.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fping-3.5-7.3.x86_64.rpm 3.5 x86_64 openSUSE Oss
fping - - -


Name Value
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) -
permissions -


Name Value
fping = 4.0-179.1
fping(x86-64) = 4.0-179.1


Type URL
Binary Package fping-4.0-179.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package fping-4.0-179.1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the openSUSE Network Utilities repository:
    # zypper addrepo http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/network:/utilities/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ opensuse-network-utilities
  2. Install fping rpm package:
    # zypper install fping




2017-12-13 - astieger@suse.com
- fping now has cap_net_raw, fix build in Factory (bsc#1047921)
2017-06-21 - tchvatal@suse.com
- Cleanup a bit with spec-cleaner basically just to use new make_install
2017-05-11 - jengelh@inai.de
- Do away with %__ macro indirections.
2017-05-08 - liedke@rz.uni-mannheim.de
- Update to version 4.0
* feature: Auto-adjust timeout for -c/-C/-l mode to value of -p
* feature: Enforce -t timeout on reply packets, by discarding late
packets (#32)
* feature: Option -d/--rdns now always does a rdns-lookup, even for
names, as '-n' was doing until now
* feature: Keep original name if a hostname is given with -n/--name
* feature: New option -6 to force IPv6
* feature: New option -4 to force IPv4
* feature: IPv6 enabled by default
* feature: Long option names for all options
* feature: Unified 'fping' and 'fping6' into one binary (#80)
* feature: fping and fping6 are now unified into one binary.
* bugfix: -i/-p restrictions disabled by default
(enable with --enable-safe-limits)
* bugfix: Default interval -i changed from 25ms to 10ms
* bugfix: Fix compatibility issue with GNU Hurd
* bugfix: A C99 compiler is now required
* bugfix: Option parsing with optparse
* bugfix: New changelog file format
2017-02-28 - liedke@rz.uni-mannheim.de
- Update to version 3.16:
* (feature) Support kernel-timestamping of received packets (#46)
* (feature) Simplify restrictions: only -i >= 1 and -p >= 10 are
enforced now
* (bugfix) Fix option -m to return all IPs of a hostname
* (bugfix) Fix option -H (ttl) for IPv6
* (bugfix) Fix option -M (don't fragment) for IPv6
* (bugfix) Fix option -O (ToS) for IPv6
* (bugfix) Fix compatibility issue with AIX (#69, @blentzgh)
* (bugfix) Fix option -q not suppressing some ICMP error messages (#83)
* (bugfix) Fix option -M expecting an argument, when it shouldn't
* (bugfix) Fix minor issues found by Coverity Scan
- Update to version 3.15:
* (bugfix) Fix compiler errors on platforms other than Linux (related
to the new -M option, #109)
* Test suite fixes for macOS
- Update to version 3.14:
* (feature) Ignore network and broadcast for cidrs /31 and /32
(#102, Martin Topholm)
* (feature) New option '-M' to set the "Don't Fragment" flag
(#91, Don Bowman)
* (feature) New option '-N' to output statistics for netdata
(see: http://my-netdata.io/, #105, Costa Tsaousis)
* (feature) New option '-o' to calculate total outage time (#90, @jgerbeck)
* (bugfix) Exit code should be 2 when the hostname can't be resolved
(fixes #98, reported by @green-fox)
* (bugfix)  Fix issue compliling on RHEL/Centos 7 (#95, @jbackman)
* (bugfix) Lower -i limit to 1 instead of 10
* (bugfix) Improve interval preciseness of -Q reporting
* (bugfix) Fix occasional false positive in -Q reporting (#97)
* (bugfix) Solaris 10 portability fix (#107, Peter Bray)
2015-10-21 - zaitor@opensuse.org
- Update to version 3.13:
+ Bugfix: Fix ICMP errors sometimes causing crashes with
fping >= 3.11.
2015-10-15 - zaitor@opensuse.org
- Update to version 3.12:
+ Bugfix: Fix fping6 -R (#84).
- Changes from version 3.11:
+ Feature:
- New option -R to use random bytes instead of NULLs (#72).
- Small documentation and performance improvements.
+ Bugfix: Fix double entries with fping -u and unreachable hosts.
+ Internal: Use sockaddr_storage and simplify code, so that we
can one day support both IPv4 and IPv6 with the same binary.
2014-05-04 - zaitor@opensuse.org
- Update to version 3.10:
+ Fix confusing error message with -g and IPv6 addresses (#58).
+ Allow option '-f' also for non-root (since setuid privileges
are dropped).
+ Do not retry twice DNS lookup on DNS lookup problem.
+ Remove support for NIS groups.
+ Better document -B backoff-factor and when it can be used (#33)
+ More tests added.

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