iputils-ping - Tools to test the reachability of network hosts

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: iputils-ping
Package version: 20121221
Package release: 5+b2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 116 B
Download size: 55.22 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.br.debian.org
The ping command sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to a host in order to test if the host is reachable via the network. This package includes a ping6 utility which supports IPv6 network connections.



  • ping


    Source package: iputils

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install iputils-ping deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install iputils-ping


    • /bin/ping
    • /bin/ping6
    • /usr/share/doc/iputils-ping/RELNOTES.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/iputils-ping/changelog.Debian.amd64.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/iputils-ping/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/iputils-ping/copyright
    • /usr/share/lintian/overrides/iputils-ping
    • /usr/share/man/man8/ping.8.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man8/ping6.8.gz


    2014-02-01 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20121221-5) unstable; urgency=low * Improve management of capabilities. * Set capabilities on all binaries. * Invalidate ping's DNS cache when a response comes from a new host (e.g. when processing an error message) (Closes: 732186, 736470) * Bump standards version to 3.9.5 (no changes)

    2013-12-12 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20121221-4) unstable; urgency=low * Cache DNS lookup results. (Closes: 109709) * Move the dependency on libcap2-bin to a Recommends instead, to avoid depending on a lower priority package. * Fix a typo in flood ping output. (Closes: 698287) * arping: When using -c, exit immediately if the specified number of queries are answered. (Closes: 686944) * Fix return hops counting in tracepath and tracepath6. (Closes: 629075)

    2013-12-09 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20121221-3) unstable; urgency=low * Add build-depends on libgnutls-openssl-dev (Closes: 731561) * Fix arping and ping postinst scripts to better handle cases where capabilities aren't supported. (Closes: 731764) * Update debian/copyright to reflect the removal of the advertising clause from the UC Berkeley copyright statements. (Closes: 725470)

    2013-12-08 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20121221-2) unstable; urgency=low * Silence erroneous "kernel is not very fresh" warnings. (Closes: 709052) * Cherry pick revision 608419a7 from upstream for traceroute max-hops options * Cherry pick revision cec404067 from upstream for tracepath, tracepath6 minor bugfixes * Enable the CAP_NET_RAW capability and strip the setuid bit on ping and ping6 binaries if possible. * Bump standards version to (No changes needed.)

    2013-05-14 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20121221-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version * Replace libsysfs-dev with libcap-dev in build-deps (Closes: 627650, 609853) * Replace libssl-dev with gnutls-dev in build-deps * Remove obsolete debian/patches/fix-dead-host-ping-stats.diff * Remove obsolete debian/patches/add-icmp-return-codes.diff * Remove obsolete patch cleanup-docbook-formatting.diff * Remove obsolete patch fix_rfc4620_nodeinfo_queries

    2012-08-29 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20101006-3) unstable; urgency=low * Fix CFLAGS, which never actually propagated from debian/rules to the compiler in the previous release (Closes: 656023)

    2012-08-19 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20101006-2) unstable; urgency=low * Fix RFC 4620 node info queries in ping6 (Closes: 683324) * Fix regression in ping* causing audible notifications to always be enabled when flood pinging (Closes: 601147) * Flush stdout when processing truncated ping* replies (Closes: 628893) * Use dpkg-buildflags to set build flags. * Add build-arch and build-indep rules in debian/rules * Bump standards compliance to

    2011-02-20 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20101006-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Remove patches that are now applied upstream. * Update Vcs-* fields in debian/control to point to git repos. * Update debian/copyright to include the BSD license text. * Override lintian's possible-gpl-code-linked-with-openssl error on iputils-ping. ping6 links against libcrypto and is BSD licensed.

    2010-07-23 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20100418-3) unstable; urgency=low * Apply upstream's fix to a coding error that prevented the broadcast address from being set correctly in arping (Closes: 585591)

    2010-07-23 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> iputils (3:20100418-2) unstable; urgency=high * Fix CVE-2010-2529 - resource consumption triggered by specially crafted ICMP echo reply