This will be another quick one. You know ping, of course. It’s a standby for double-checking your network.
fping does much the same thing, but allows you to list two, three or even more targets, and splice the results together.
Nifty, huh? Rather than looping through ping or rigging it to bounce between targets, fping just combines it all into one nifty bundle.
fping lets you timestamp pings, collect data into tables, ping an entire range of addresses (or a netmask) and even read targets out of a file.
The world probably doesn’t need too many more ping tools, but this one I think I’ll keep around. It’s got the right stuff. 😉