libnet-ping-external-perl - Provide an interface to the system ping command

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main i386
Package name: libnet-ping-external-perl
Package version: 0.13
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 80 B
Download size: 13.47 KB
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Net::Ping::External is a module which interfaces with the "ping" command on many systems. It presently provides a single function, ping(), that takes in a hostname and (optionally) a timeout and returns true if the host is alive, and false otherwise. Unless you have the ability (and willingness) to run your scripts as the superuser on your system, this module will probably provide more accurate results than Net::Ping will.



    Source package: libnet-ping-external-perl

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-ping-external-perl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-ping-external-perl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-ping-external-perl/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Net::Ping::External.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/perl5/Net/Ping/


    2010-05-23 - tony mancill <> libnet-ping-external-perl (0.13-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Add debian/watch file; add get-orig-source target to debian/rules

    2010-05-22 - tony mancill <> libnet-ping-external-perl (0.11-4) unstable; urgency=low * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format * debian/control: - Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4 - Add ${misc:Depends} to Depends: - Set Build-Dep on debhelper to 7; add debian/compat - Build-Depends-Indep now on iputils-ping | ping * debian/rules - reworked * debian/copyright: add author's copyright statement

    2006-08-02 - tony mancill <> libnet-ping-external-perl (0.11-3) unstable; urgency=low * revert Section: from libs to perl * added to Uploaders: * bumped build-dep on debhelper to 4 (to match DH_COMPAT in rules)

    2006-08-01 - Eugene Krivdyuk <> libnet-ping-external-perl (0.11-2) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer (Closes: #358802). * Fixed incorrect (too short) description (Closes: #209890).

    2006-06-12 - Stephen Quinney <> libnet-ping-external-perl (0.11-0.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-Maintainer Upload. * New upstream version, closes: #329636. This was mainly done as the previous version was uploaded as a native package and the source contained CVS directories. The changes between versions are minimal. * debian/copyright - Added pointers to the files containing the GPL and Artistic license details on Debian systems * Rebuild to remove /usr/doc links, closes: #359465 * Added missing dependency (and build-dep) on ping.

    2002-08-04 - Jean-Francois Dive <> libnet-ping-external-perl (0.10-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Debianization (closes #153732).