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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.


Recent releases

  •  04 May 2014 20:43

    Release Notes: This is a minor release with small useability fixes and improvements to the documentation. Also, the test suite has been greatly expanded.

    •  08 Mar 2014 20:14

      Release Notes: This release adds support for the ppc64le architecture, fixes a problem happening after socket errors, and improves FreeBSD support.

      •  09 Nov 2013 11:10

        Release Notes: Bugs were fixed.

        •  04 Nov 2013 22:20

          Release Notes: fping on Mac OS X now doesn't require root privileges. This release also includes various small fixes.

          •  10 Oct 2013 20:12

            Release Notes: This release fixes an issue when sending more than 65,536 pings, and adds other small fixes.

            Recent comments

            28 Dec 2011 14:10 dschwei

            fping 3.0 is released!
            See here:

            29 Jun 2004 05:59 zcougar

            Source IP
            I used ping source and made a small patch for fping which makes possible to set up source device or IP address for ICMP packets. It is IPv4 only but might be helpful. You can find it here:


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