ping alternatives and similar packages
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This library provides high-performance functions that issue ICMP echo
requests and wait for responses, measuring the elapsed time. It is intended
to be cross-platform as possible, and it may use any system APIs available.
However, it will not resort to running
/bin/ping as a subprocess. Pull
requests that improve compatibility will accepted so long as they do not
start a subprocess.
This library relies on
posix-api, which needs a currently-unreleased
hsc2hs in order to build. In order to try out this library, try:
~/dev $ git clone https://github.com/haskell/hsc2hs ~/dev $ cd hsc2hs ~/dev/hsc2hs $ cabal install ~/dev/hsc2hs $ cd .. ~/dev $ git clone https://github.com/andrewthad/ping ~/dev $ cd ping ~/dev/ping $ cabal new-build --with-hsc2hs=~/.cabal/bin/hsc2hs
This will build all dependencies, including
posix-api, with the
This project's objective is to be cross-platform. However, it does not accomplish this. The author primarily runs a Debian Linux distribution and consequently lacks the resources and the motivation to make this work on other platforms. Contributions to improve compatibility are welcomed. Current known problems include:
- On Linux, the library should fallback to using raw sockets if
IPPROTO_ICMPdoes not work.
- Support for Windows is missing.
- Support for BSD is missing. However, adding raw socket support to improve the situation on Linux may fix this as well.
- Support for Darwin is missing. This should not be difficult since