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Minimal Graphical IPV4 Ping/HTTP Ping Tool. (also comes with searchnet, like nmap but smaller and simpler). It uses rawdraw so it is OS independent.

Usage: cnping [host] [period] [extra size] [y-axis scaling] [window title]

	 [host]                 -- domain or IP address of ICMP ping target, or http://[host] i.e.
	 [period]               -- period in seconds (optional), default 0.02
	 [extra size]           -- ping packet extra size (above 12), optional, default = 0
	 [const y-axis scaling] -- use a fixed scaling factor instead of auto scaling (optional)
	 [window title]         -- the title of the window (optional)

If an http host is listed, the default request is HEAD /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1 since this is usually a very fast, easy operation for the server. If a specific file or uri is requested, that will be requested instead, i.e. will request HEAD /cnlohr HTTP/1.1.

If a regular hostname is requested instead, ICMP (regular ping) will be used.

This allows cnping to be operated in environments where ICMP is prohibited by local computer or network policies.



sudo apt install libxinerama-dev libxext-dev libx11-dev build-essential mesa-common-dev libglvnd-dev
make linuxinstall

'linuxinstall' builds the tool, copies it to your /usr/local/bin folder, and sets the cap_net_raw capability allowing it to create raw sockets without being root.

sudo cp cnping /usr/local/bin/
sudo setcap cap_net_raw+ep /usr/local/bin/cnping

Note that if only http pinging is requested, you do not need cap_net_raw or root access.


cnping-git in the Arch User Repository


A Windows-exe can be cross compiled on Linux, just install the necessary dependencies and compile it:

sudo apt install binutils-mingw-w64-i686 gcc-mingw-w64-i686 g++-mingw-w64-i686
make cnping.exe