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PING6(1) User Commands PING6(1)


ping6 - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts


ping6 [option...] host...


Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts.


-c, --count=number
Stop after sending number packets.
-i, --interval=number
Wait number seconds between sending each packet.
-w, --timeout=n
Stop after n seconds.
-n, --numeric
Do not resolve host addresses.
Specify n as hop-limit.
-r, --ignore-routing
Send directly to a host on an attached network.
-T, --tos=n
Set traffic class to n.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output.
-q, --quiet
Quiet output.
-d, --debug
Set the SO_DEBUG option.
-?, --help
Give this help list.
give a short usage message.
-V, --version
Print program version.

Options valid for --echo requests:

-f, --flood
Flood ping (root only).
-l, --preload=number
Send number packets as fast as possible before falling into normal mode of behavior (root only).
-p, --pattern=pattern
Fill ICMP packet with the given pattern (hex).
-s, --size=number
Send number data octets.

Options marked with (root only) are available only to superuser.

2019-02-09 GNU inetutils