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PING6(1) General Commands Manual (urm) PING6(1)


ping6send ICMP6 ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts


ping6 [option ...] host ...


Send ICMP6 ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts and report the replies received.


, --count total
Stop after sending the total number of packets.
, --interval pause
Wait for pause seconds between sending each packet.
, --timeout end
Stop after end seconds.
, --numeric
Do not resolve host addresses.
Set the maximum allowed number of hops to limit.
, --ignore-routing
Send directly to a host on an attached network.
, --tos class
Set the traffic class.
, --flood
Flood ping (root only).
, --preload initial
Send an initial number of packets as fast as possible before falling into normal mode of behavior (root only).
, --pattern pattern
Fill ICMP6 packets with the given pattern (hex).
, --size octets
Send the number of data octets in each packet.
, --verbose
Verbose output.
, --quiet
Quiet output.
, --debug
Set the SO_DEBUG option.
-?, --help
Give this help list.
Give a short usage message.
, --version
Print program version.

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

February 9, 2019 GNU Network Utilities