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Advanced ping program

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Aping (Advanced ping program) is a network ping utility written entirely in the Python programming language, which in addition to the standard ping program can execute four types of ICMP probes (pings): echo request (the standard ping), timestamp request, address mask request, and information request.

Aping was initially written by Kantor A. Zsolt This is a project that started in 2007. In 2018 was Overtaken and maintained by Emmanuel Arias

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Development webpage is:

Readme file for Aping

The program license is described in COPYING The program documentation license is described in COPYING-DOCS


Some kind of GNU/Linux distribution Python version 2.3 or higher installed (the C implementation)


If you read this I think you have already extracted the tarball. Aping needs no additional installation or configuration, just download, extract and run it from a terminal.


You can install aping doing:

git clone
cd Aping
python install

or via pip:

pip install ApingTool


Aping is a non-interactive command line interface application. So you must to use Aping options to talk with the program. Open a terminal/shell go in the directory where Aping was extracted and for a list of options use the -h or
--help commands (eg. ./ --help), or enter in the manual directory and type: man ./Aping.1 to see a more detailed description of the options

New Usage

If you install Aping via pip or you can just run:

sudo ping aping


If you have some comments, suggestions or a patch send to: The author personal e-mail address: or The maintainer personal e-mail address:


Please, take a look at file


Please, read for contributions.


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