Linux – Ping multiple hosts using fping

 

fping is a ping like program which uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request to determine if a host is up.

With fping we can ping multiple hosts at a time. Use following command to ping multiple hosts:

$ fping -f IPsFiles.txt 

where in IPsFiles.txt I have multiple hots.

Below are some other examples of fping:

To ping a host/IP:

$ fping 192.168.2.2

Output:

192.168.2.2 is alive

$ fping 192.168.2.22

Output:

192.168.1.22 is unreachable

To ping range of IP’s:

$ fping -g 192.168.2.0/24

To list only unreachable hosts/IP’s

$ fping -q -u -f IPsFiles.txt

where -q is for Quiet mode and -u is to list only unreachable targets.

To list only reachable hots/IP’s

$ fping -q -a -f IPsFiles.txt

where -a is to list only alive hots.

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