This article spotlights alternative tools to ping.
The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.
|Alternatives to ping|
|pingnoo||Offers a graphical representation for traceroute and ping output (GUI)|
|hping3||Supports TCP, UDP, ICMP and RAW-IP protocols with traceroute mode|
|gping||Ping but with a graph|
|GNOME Nettool||Performs ping, netstat, traceroute, port scans, lookup, and whois (GUI)|
|mtr||Combines 'traceroute' and 'ping' programs in a single network tool|
|pingtop||Ping multiple servers and show the result in a top like terminal UI|
|pingu||Command implementation in Go but with colorful output and pingu ascii art|
|2ping||Bi-directional ping tool using 3-way pings (akin to TCP SYN, SYN/ACK, ACK)|
|BWPing||Measures bandwidth and response times between two hosts using ICMP|
|cnping||Minimal graphical IPv4 Ping / HTTP tool|
|fping||Send ICMP echo probes to network hosts|
|SmokePing||Measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss|
|tcping||ICMP ping but for TCP|
|ping3||Python3 version of ICMP ping|
|echoping||Testing tool for network protocols|
|xping||Continuously probe multiple hosts using icmp-echo|
|omping||Test IPv4/IPv6 multicast connectivity on a LAN|
Have we missed any open source alternatives to ping? Please let us know!
All the CLI tools in this series.
|Alternatives to CLI tools|
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