Package fping

Scriptable, parallelized ping-like utility

http://www.fping.org/

fping is a ping-like program which can determine the accessibility of
multiple hosts using ICMP echo requests. fping is designed for parallelized
monitoring of large numbers of systems, and is developed with ease of
use in scripting in mind.

System Administration (Section 8)
fping
fping is a program like ping which uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request to determine if a target host is responding. fping differs...