xping 2.1

xping is an X11 Automated ping tool.
xping is an X11 Automated ping tool.

There has been no new development on this tool for a long time because, well, it's done. I can't think of anything else that I want it to do, and it just keeps working. But I will entertain suggestions if anyone else can think of some reasonable new functionality for it.

If a network link goes down or experiences really long latencies, with the default (lack of) options that xping uses, the ping command in RedHat 7.3 and RedHat 8.0 may just hang forever. To workaround this, use:

-command "ping -c 1 -w 4 %s"
or its X resource equivalent in your ~/.Xdefaults file:

XPing.pingCommand: ping -c 1 -w 4 %s

The -w 4 option causes ping to timeout after 4 seconds and report a ping failure. If this happens a lot and the false alarms are a problem, you may also want to look into the -retries options (or XPing.numRetries resource).

last updated on:
February 7th, 2006, 21:41 GMT
developed by:
Todd Allen
license type:
BSD License 
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