spinner - Sends small packets over a idle link

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name spinner
Package version 1.2.4
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 67 B
Download size 17.71 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
spinner sends small packets (null packets or a fancy ASCII spin
fan with motion) to keep a link up.
It is the perfect application to keep alive a connection over
routers which disconnect a link after some idle time.


Package Version Architecture Repository
spinner_1.2.4-3_amd64.deb 1.2.4 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
spinner - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.11


Type URL
Binary Package spinner_1.2.4-3_i386.deb
Source Package spinner

Install Howto

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




2011-12-27 - Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>
spinner (1.2.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add empty watch file noting the not-useful link target.
2010-06-01 - Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>
spinner (1.2.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. Closes: #575518.
* Add rxvt to the list of known terminals. Also, recognize all known
terminal types as prefixes, e.g. xterm-color for xterm.
* Fix some compiler warnings.
2003-04-17 - Jesus Climent <jesus.climent@hispalinux.es>
spinner (1.2.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #207415)

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