fping is a program to send ICMP echo probes to network hosts, similar to ping, but much better performing when pinging multiple hosts. fping has a long long story: Roland Schemers did publish a first version of it in 1992 and it has established itself since then as a standard tool.
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If you want to install fping from source, proceed as follows:
./autogen.sh(only if you got the source from Github).
./configurewith the correct arguments. (see:
make; make install.
- Make fping either setuid, or, if under Linux:
sudo setcap cap_net_raw+ep fping
Have a look at the fping(8) manual page for usage help.
fping -h will also give a minimal help output.)