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Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts

fping is a ping-like program which uses ICMP echo requests 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 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.


Install the latest version of fping as follows:

guix install fping

Or install a particular version:

guix install fping@5.1

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.