How To Install fping on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install fping on Debian 10. fping is sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install fping on Debian 10.

What is fping

fping is a ping like program which uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request to determine if a target host is responding. fping differs from ping in that you can specify any number of targets on the command line, or specify a file containing the lists of targets to ping. Instead of sending to one target until it times out or replies, fping will send out a ping packet and move on to the next target in a round-robin fashion.

There are three ways to install fping on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install fping Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install fping using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install fping

Install fping Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install fping using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install fping

Install fping Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install fping using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fping

How To Uninstall fping on Debian 10

To uninstall only the fping package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove fping

Uninstall fping And Its Dependencies

To uninstall fping and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fping

Remove fping Configurations and Data

To remove fping configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge fping

Remove fping configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove fping configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fping

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install fping on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.