pingx is utility that uses the XNoOp(3x) call to see how fast your connection to your X server is. Wonder whether your X performance is slower in a SSH tunnel? pingx can give you hard numbers so you can find out. It has an option to print out some details about the X server as well. It's also useful to see if a destination X server is up so you can fire up x2x or similar applications intelligently.
|Tags||Benchmark Monitoring Networking Systems Administration|
|Operating Systems||POSIX BSD FreeBSD Linux|
Release Notes: The count, verbose, and quiet options have been implemented.