fping is a ping-like program which uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request to determine if a target host is responding. fping differs from ping in a way 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 pings 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.
Release Notes: This release fixes a crash which could happen with long-running fping processes. A new flag for timestamping of output has been introduced (-D).
Release Notes: Fixes a compatibility issue introduced in version 3.3, which caused some programs to not be able to parse fping's output.
Release Notes: This release simplifies building with ipv6 support, improves documentation, and fixes various bugs.
Release Notes: Small bugfixes.
Release Notes: This release adds support for running fping as a normal user and contains various small fixes, both in documentation and code.