A ping like program that makes use of the ICMP echo request to see if a host is up
fping is different from the original ping command-line application in that users can specify any number of network hosts, as well as the ability to specify a file containing a list of hosts to ping.
Unlike ping, fping is engineered to be used in scripts. Its output is easy to parse, and instead of trying one host until it replies or timeouts, it will send out a ping packet and move on to the next one.
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What's New in This Release:
- Fixed segmentation fault introduced in version 3.7 with loop mode.