fping is a ping(1) like program which uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request to determine if a host is up. fping is different from ping in that you can specify any number of hosts on the command line, or specify a file containing the lists of hosts to ping. Instead of trying one host until it timeouts or replies, fping will send out a ping packet and move on to the next host in a round-robin fashion. If a host replies, it is noted and removed from the list of hosts to check. If a host does not respond within a certain time limit and/or retry limit it will be considered unreachable.
Author: Thomas Dzubin <dzubint [at] vcn [dot] bc [dot] ca>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.04 MB, 8 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree autoconf automake bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gcc glibc grep linux-header m4 make mktemp net-tools perl sed sysfiles tar util-linux
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).