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Ping hosts using tcp syn packets

Project Description

Ping hosts using tcp syn packets.


Install using pip:

pip install synping


Download and set executable permission on the script file:

chmod +x


Download and run using the python interpreter:



Usage: synping host [options]

ping hosts using tcp syn packets

  --version   show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
  -t          ping host until stopped with 'control-c'
  -n COUNT    number of requests to send (default: 4)
  -p PORT     port number to use (default: 80)
  -w TIMEOUT  timeout in seconds to wait for reply
              (default: 3)


Ping host on port 80 (default):

$ synping host

Ping host on port 22:

$ synping host -p 22

Ping host 10 times with 1 second timeout:

$ synping host -n 10 -w 1


  • Works on Python 2
  • Works fine on Linux and should work on all platforms
  • Briefly tested on Windows, Cygwin and OSX

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