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
Command Description
arping send ARP REQUEST to a neighbour host
clockdiff measure clock difference between hosts
ping send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts
rdisc network router discovery daemon
tracepath traces path to a network host discovering MTU along this path