./net/fping, Quickly ping many hosts w/o flooding the network

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 5.1, Package name: fping-5.1, Maintainer: abs

A tool to quickly ping N number of hosts to determine their reachability
without flooding the network.

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

Unlike ping, fping is meant to be used in scripts and its
output is easy to parse.

Required to build:

Package options: inet6

Master sites:

Filesize: 186.742 KB

Version history: (Expand)

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   2022-05-13 06:51:38 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
fping: add upstream bug report URL to patch
   2022-05-13 06:49:10 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
fping: update to 5.1.

fping 5.1 (2022-02-06)

## Bugfixes and other changes

- Use setcap to specify specific files in fping.spec (#232, thanks @zdyxry)
- Netdata: use host instead name as family label (#226, thanks @k0ste)
- Netdata: use formatstring macro PRId64 (#229, thanks @gsnw)
- Allow -4 option to be given multiple times (#215, thanks @normanr)
- Documentation fix (#208, thanks @timgates42)
- Retain privileges until after privileged setsockopt (#200, thanks @simetnicbr)
- Set bind to source only when option is set (#198, thanks @dinoex)
- Update Azure test pipeline (#197, thanks @gsnw)
- Fix getnameinfo not called properly for IPv4 (#227, thanks @aafbsd)
- Fixed wrong timestamp under Free- and OpenBSD and macOS (#217, thanks @gsnw)
- Documentation updates (#240, thanks @auerswal)
- Updated autotools (autoconf 2.71, automake 1.16.5, libtool 2.4.6)

fping 5.0 (2020-08-05)

## Incompatible Changes

- In non-quiet loop and count mode, a line is printed for every lost packet
  (#175, thanks @kbucheli):

  $ fping -D -c2
  [1596092373.18423] : [0], 64 bytes, 12.8 ms (12.8 avg, 0% loss)
  [1596092374.18223] : [0], timed out (NaN avg, 100% loss)
  [1596092374.18424] : [1], 64 bytes, 12.3 ms (12.5 avg, 0% loss)
  [1596092375.18344] : [1], timed out (NaN avg, 100% loss) : xmt/rcv/%loss = 2/2/0%, min/avg/max = 12.3/12.5/12.8 : xmt/rcv/%loss = 2/0/100%

- The returned size in bytes now always excludes the IP header, so if before it
  reported '84 bytes' e.g. when using 'fping -l', now it reports '64 bytes'.
  This is to make the reported size consistent with ping(8) from iputils and
  also with fping when pinging a IPv6 host (which never included the IPv6
  header size).

## New features

- The number of sent pings is only counted when the pings are received or have
  timed out, ensuring that the loss ratio will be always correct. This makes it
  possible, for example, to use loop mode (-l) with interval statistics (-Q)
  and a timeout larger than period, without having the issue that initially
  some pings would be reported as missing (#193)

- Improved precision of measurements from 10us to 1us (#136, thanks @tycho)

## Bugfixes and other changes

- The reported size of received packets is now always correct on Linux even for
  packets > 4096 bytes (#180)

- Travis CI automated testing now also macos testing and additional ubuntu
  distributions (#196)
   2021-10-26 13:07:15 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (958)
Log message:
net: Replace RMD160 checksums with BLAKE2s checksums

All checksums have been double-checked against existing RMD160 and
SHA512 hashes

Not committed (merge conflicts...):


The following distfiles could not be fetched (fetched conditionally?):

./net/citrix_ica/distinfo citrix_ica-10.6.115659/en.linuxx86.tar.gz
./net/djbdns/distinfo dnscache-1.05-multiple-ip.patch
./net/djbdns/distinfo djbdns-1.05-test28.diff.xz
./net/djbdns/distinfo djbdns-1.05-ignoreip2.patch
./net/djbdns/distinfo djbdns-1.05-multiip.diff
./net/djbdns/distinfo djbdns-cachestats.patch
   2021-10-07 16:43:07 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (962)
Log message:
net: Remove SHA1 hashes for distfiles
   2020-08-03 13:51:47 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
fping: updated to 4.4

fping 4.4
Bugfixes and other changes
- Fix wrong ident used for normal (non-unprivileged) pings
- Fix build with --disable-ipv6
   2020-07-12 21:31:03 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
fping: updated to 4.3

fping 4.3

New features

Linux unprivileged ping support
Add SIGQUIT summary support similar to ping

Bugfixes and other changes

Corrected long option name of -s to --stats
Do not fail if using fping6 with -6 flag
Fail if interface binding (-I) does not work
Fix using option -4 when fping is compiled IPv4-only
Add Azure pipeline test build
GCC 10 compatibility fixes
Macos build fix
Fix xmt stats in Netdata output
Only increase num_alive if response is not a duplicate
Use line buffering for stdout
   2020-01-26 18:32:28 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (981)
Log message:
all: migrate homepages from http to https

pkglint -r --network --only "migrate"

As a side-effect of migrating the homepages, pkglint also fixed a few
indentations in unrelated lines. These and the new homepages have been
checked manually.
   2019-02-25 19:08:42 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
fping: updated to 4.2

fping 4.2:

New features
* New option -x / --reachable to check if the number of reachable hosts is >= \ 
a certain number. Useful for example to implement connectivity-checks

Bugfixes and other changes
* Allow decimal numbers for '-t', '-i', '-p', and '-Q'
* Fix build with --disable-ipv6
* Fix hang with '-6', with ipv6 kernel module, but not loaded
* Assume '-6' if the binary is named 'fping6' (this is mostly for special \ 
embedded-distro use cases, and not meant to be used generally in place of \ 
compiling IPv6-only binary or using '-6'
* Get rid of warning "timeout (-t) value larger than period (-p) produces \ 
unexpected results"