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advanced ping program written in python that can make four type of ICMP probes

APing is the advanced ping program written in Python from scratch that can execute four type of ICMP probes :

  • echo request
  • address mask request
  • timestamp request
  • and information request

You can also change the TOS value in packets, retrieve the UTC time from a valid timestamp reply packet, or to change the TTL, even to trace the sent packets to understand better what's going on.



version 0.1beta1 (stable)
released on 25 June 2007

VCS Checkout

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sv.gnu.org:/sources/aping co aping




Verified by

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Ted Teah

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29 June 2007

Leaders and contributors

Kantor A. Zsolt Maintainer
Henri Doreau Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttps://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=aping

Software prerequisites

Required to usePython

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 December 2016.


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