Package iputils

Network monitoring tools including ping

The iputils package contains basic utilities for monitoring a network,
including ping. The ping command sends a series of ICMP protocol
ECHO_REQUEST packets to a specified network host to discover whether
the target machine is alive and receiving network traffic.

System Administration (Section 8)
Ping destination on device interface by ARP packets, using source address source.
clockdiff Measures clock difference between us and destination with 1 msec resolution using ICMP TIMESTAMP [2] packets or, optionally, IP TIMESTAMP option [3]...
ifenslave is a tool to attach and detach slave network devices to a bonding device. A bonding device will act like a normal Ethernet network device to the...
ping uses the ICMP protocol's mandatory ECHO_REQUEST datagram to elicit an ICMP ECHO_RESPONSE from a host or gateway. ECHO_REQUEST datagrams (“pings”) have an...
rdisc implements client side of the ICMP router discover protocol. rdisc is invoked at boot time to populate the network routing tables with default routes...
It traces path to destination discovering MTU along this path. It uses UDP port port or some random port. It is similar to traceroute, only does not require...