Install fping in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / RedHat / CentOS

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Fping a small program that uses ICMP and it is an alternate command of ping used in linux.

fping is used to ping multiple hosts by using a single command or we can put the multiple hosts in a single file and we can user

If you need this , you need to install separate it won't come with operating system

Install Fping in Ubuntu/Debian/LinuxMint

In Ubuntu it is very simple to install this just execute the below command package will be installed
sudo apt-get install fping

Install Fping in Redhat 7.X /Centos 7.X

Step 1 : In .rpm distributions we can install this from the source file

Download the package using wget and extract it
wget http://fping.org/dist/fping-3.13.tar.gz
tar -xvzf fping-3.13.tar.gz

Step 2 : Compile the source and install it
 ./configure 
make && make install
Note: If you are getting the below  error while using make command

# make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.


Fix : Install the package gcc by using the below command and try re-compiling
yum install gcc

How to use fping 

Check the version of fping

# fping -v
fping: Version 3.13
fping: comments to [email protected]

Ping Multiple hosts

# fping 192.168.1.1 192.168.147.132 localhost  8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4
192.168.147.132 is alive
localhost is alive
192.168.1.1 is alive
8.8.8.8 is alive
8.8.4.4 is alive

Ping Multiple hosts by using filename

# fping <hosts
192.168.1.1 is alive
192.168.147.132 is alive
localhost is alive
192.168.147.2 is alive
8.8.8.8 is alive
8.8.4.4 is alive
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