iputils-ping - Tools to test the reachability of network hosts

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename iputils-ping_20121221-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Package name iputils-ping
Package version 20121221
Package release 5ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category net
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 51.51 KB
Installed size 160.00 KB
The ping command sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to a host in order to
test if the host is reachable via the network.
This package includes a ping6 utility which supports IPv6 network


Package Version Architecture Repository
iputils-ping_20121221-5ubuntu2_i386.deb 20121221 i386 Ubuntu Main
iputils-ping - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libcap2 >= 2.10
libgnutls-openssl27 -


Name Value
ping -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package iputils-ping_20121221-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package iputils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install iputils-ping deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install iputils-ping




2014-05-07 - St├ęphane Graber <stgraber@ubuntu.com>
iputils (3:20121221-5ubuntu2) utopic; urgency=medium
* Mark ping and ping6 setuid again as there's currently no good ways
to have capabilities be kept in all our images. (LP: #1302192)
2014-04-28 - Michael Vogt <michael.vogt@ubuntu.com>
iputils (3:20121221-5ubuntu1) utopic; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- Support cross-building.  
2014-02-01 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org>
iputils (3:20121221-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve management of capabilities.
* Set capabilities on all binaries.
* Invalidate ping's DNS cache when a response comes from a new host
(e.g.  when processing an error message) (Closes: 732186, 736470)
* Bump standards version to 3.9.5 (no changes)
2014-01-09 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
iputils (3:20121221-4ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium
* Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
- Support cross-building.
2013-12-12 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org>
iputils (3:20121221-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Cache DNS lookup results. (Closes: 109709)
* Move the dependency on libcap2-bin to a Recommends instead, to avoid
depending on a lower priority package.
* Fix a typo in flood ping output. (Closes: 698287)
* arping: When using -c, exit immediately if the specified number of
queries are answered. (Closes: 686944)
* Fix return hops counting in tracepath and tracepath6. (Closes: 629075)
2013-12-09 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org>
iputils (3:20121221-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add build-depends on libgnutls-openssl-dev (Closes: 731561)
* Fix arping and ping postinst scripts to better handle cases
where capabilities aren't supported. (Closes: 731764)
* Update debian/copyright to reflect the removal of the advertising
clause from the UC Berkeley copyright statements. (Closes: 725470)
2013-12-08 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org>
iputils (3:20121221-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Silence erroneous "kernel is not very fresh" warnings. (Closes: 709052)
* Cherry pick revision 608419a7 from upstream for traceroute 
max-hops options
* Cherry pick revision cec404067 from upstream for tracepath, tracepath6 
minor bugfixes
* Enable the CAP_NET_RAW capability and strip the setuid bit on ping and
ping6 binaries if possible.
* Bump standards version to (No changes needed.)
2013-05-16 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
iputils (3:20121221-1ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low
* Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
- Support cross-building.
2013-05-14 - Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org>
iputils (3:20121221-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Replace libsysfs-dev with libcap-dev in build-deps (Closes: 627650, 609853)
* Replace libssl-dev with gnutls-dev in build-deps
* Remove obsolete debian/patches/fix-dead-host-ping-stats.diff
* Remove obsolete debian/patches/add-icmp-return-codes.diff
* Remove obsolete patch cleanup-docbook-formatting.diff
* Remove obsolete patch fix_rfc4620_nodeinfo_queries
2012-10-02 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
iputils (3:20101006-3ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low
* Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
- Support cross-building.

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