You might want to take a look at fping. I can't recall where it lives but a
web search ought to turn it up. Its made for inclusion in scripts because
it returns "hostname" is alive type messages and won't just time out
endlessly if the target host is hosed.
> The version of ping that is shipped with RedHat 6.1 is newer than the
> one in Mandrake 6.0. I did try the -w option, but it failed as well. I
> am going to search around for a newer version of this package.
> Hopefully there is one. Thanks for your help.
> > >The problem I was having occurred on a machine running Redhat 6.1. I
> > >just attempted to ping the same router on another machine running
> > >Mandrake 6.0. The Mandrake 6.0 machine ran perfectly. Therefore,
> > >must be a bug in the version of ping that ships with Redhat 6.1.
> > >My next question.... Who makes 'ping' and where can I find the
> > >version?
> > Since Redhat 6.1 was released after Mandrake 6.0, it's very likely
> > the 'ping' on RH6.1 is of a later version than the one from Mandrake
> > To determine what package ping belongs to on either RedHat or Mandrake
> > (which incidently is RedHat based):
> > $ whereis ping
> > /bin/ping
> > $ rpm -qf /bin/ping
> > netkit-base-0.10-37
> > The above is on RedHat 6.1 -- you'll have to do it yourself on
> > Beyond all of that, had you considered the -w flag in ping? Seems like
> > that's exactly what you need, regardless of which version of
> netkit-base you
> > are using.
> > -Tom
> > BTW - your question "Who makes 'ping'?" suggests that you have yet to
> > the concept of open source software....
> > --
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