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.
David Schweikert <[email protected]>
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.
sudo setcap cap_net_raw+ep fping
If you can't run fping as root or can't use the cap_net_raw capability, you can
also run fping in unprivileged mode. This works on MacOS and also on Linux,
provided that your GID is included in the range defined in
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ping_group_range. This is particularly useful for running
fping in rootless / unprivileged containers.
Have a look at the fping(8) manual page for usage help.
fping -h will also give a minimal help output.)