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xping

xping is a very simple diagnostic tool primarily for system and network administrators. It provides a graphical display of systems and whether or not they are responsive to pings. This information is updated periodically by the tool, and is useful for determining when systems have crashed or there are network faults.

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  •  04 Dec 1999 05:36

    Release Notes: Initial announcement.

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    30 Nov 2002 18:37 tallen

    hanging ping on RedHat 7.3 and RedHat 8.0
    If a network link goes down or experiences really long latencies, with the default (lack of) options that xping uses,
    the ping command in RedHat 7.3 and RedHat 8.0 may just hang forever. To workaround this, use:

    -command "ping -c 1 -w 4 %s"

    or its X resource equivalent in your ~/.Xdefaults file:

    XPing.pingCommand: ping -c 1 -w 4 %s

    The "-w 4" option causes ping to timeout after 4 seconds and report a ping failure.

    If this happens a lot and the false alarms are a problem, you may also want to look into the -retries options (or XPing.numRetries resource).

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