Fping v.2.09


Ping is one of the most useful network debugging tools available. The first ping

program was written by Mike Muuss in December 1983 for use on Unix machines. Muuss

named his program after the sonar sounds used for echolocation by submarines,

although some say ping stands for "Packet InterNet Grouper". Ping sends a small

packet of information containing an ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to a specified computer,

which then sends an ECHO_REPLY packet in return. The ping program then evaluates

this reply, and a report is shown. You can check several things with the ping

program: can you reach another computer, how long does it take to bounce a packet

off of another site (what is the distance), ... You can ping either a domain name,

or an IP address. Functionality to show domain names when using IP addresses is

supported. Even routing options are available, alas only 9 routes can be shown due

to the structure of the IP header (RFC 792). Why did I write my own ping program?

There are two main reasons: a) It wanted to know how the ping program worked. I

found it really intriguing and was very curious and b) There was a need for a

better ping program here at the lab where I work.

A better version of ping. Fping is a simple ping program, intended to be used instead of the standard ping program that comes with windows. It was first made to ping faster than once every second. Options have been added since then and fping is now a very handy tool.

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  • Fping
  • 2.09
  • Wouter Dhondt
  • Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT 4.x, WinXP, Windows2000
  • Freeware
  • 43 Kb
  • 274
  • Free

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