[smokeping-users] My fping icmp requests always have a sequence number of 0000

Kevin and Leah Branch klkbranch at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 19 15:59:54 MET 2003

I'm using the fping I just downloaded from the SmokePing web site.

When I use fping, it appears to be puting the icmp sequence number at the
icmp data section offset, and leaving all zeros in the icmp sequence number
area.  This seems to be causing some of my probes to be clobbered on the
remote host's side (probably their ISP).

This happens when I run something like "fping X.X.X.X -C20"

I'm running fping on Red Hat 9.0.

Is anyone else experiencing this?  I did send a note to the author.

The program seemed to compile and install just fine, as you see below:

[root at linux-dev fping-2.4b2_to]# ./configure

checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... found
checking for working autoconf... found
checking for working automake... found
checking for working autoheader... found
checking for working makeinfo... found
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for executable suffix...
checking for object suffix... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for gethostbyname... yes
checking for connect... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for sys/file.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for sys/select.h... yes
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating config.h
config.status: config.h is unchanged

[root at linux-dev fping-2.4b2_to]# make

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.     -g -O2 -c fping.c
gcc  -g -O2  -o fping  fping.o

[root at linux-dev fping-2.4b2_to]# make install

make[1]: Entering directory `/root/packages/fping-2.4b2_to'
/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /usr/local/sbin
  /usr/bin/install -c  fping /usr/local/sbin/fping
make  install-man8
make[2]: Entering directory `/root/packages/fping-2.4b2_to'
/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /usr/local/man/man8
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./fping.8 /usr/local/man/man8/fping.8
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/packages/fping-2.4b2_to'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/packages/fping-2.4b2_to'

[root at linux-dev fping-2.4b2_to]#


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