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fping+ipv6 Quickly ping N hosts w/o flooding the network - IPv6 version
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Port Added: 2007-09-28 12:27:08
Last Update: 2012-09-24 10:16:00
SVN Revision: 304773
Also Listed In: ipv6
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  • fping+ipv6>0:net/fping+ipv6
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  • port moved to net/fping on 2012-09-24
    REASON: IPv6 support has been merged

Number of commits found: 4

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
24 Sep 2012 09:16:00
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.4b2
zeising search for other commits by this committer
Update net/fping to version 3.4 and point to the new home.
Merge IPv4 and IPv6 support into net/fping, selectable via options.
Remove the now un-needed net/fping+ipv6
Add common description for IPV4 option, analogous to the IPV6 option

PR:		ports/169949 [1], ports/169950 [2]
Submitted by:	Rodrigo OSORIO <> [1]
		Jason Harris <> [2]
		zeising (final patch version)
Approved by:	maintainer, kwm (mentor)
02 Jun 2011 08:28:36
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wen search for other commits by this committer
- Remove RMD160 SHA1 in distinfo

PR:             ports/157174
Submitted by:   Alex kozlov <>
Approved by:    maintainer(implicit)
20 Mar 2011 12:54:45
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.4b2

miwi search for other commits by this committer
- Get Rid MD5 support
28 Sep 2007 12:26:52
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edwin search for other commits by this committer
[NEW PORT] net/fping+ipv6: Quickly ping N hosts w/o flooding the
network - IPv6 version

        This is an IPv6 only version of fping. The fping with IPv6 patch cannot
        IPv4 ping, therefore I think it is better to have two distinct port:
        fping - IPv4 only
        fping+ipv6 - IPv6 only

        Maintainer of fping also copied. He can maintain both port if he agrees.

        A tool to quickly ping N number of hosts to determine their reachability
        without flooding the network.

        fping is different from ping in that you can specify any number of
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Number of commits found: 4

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