Fedora 16 Update: fping-3.0-1.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2012-2474
2012-02-27 00:21:17
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Name        : fping
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 3.0
Release     : 1.fc16
URL         : http://www.fping.org/
Summary     : Scriptable, parallelized ping-like utility
Description :
fping is a ping-like program which can determine the accessibility of
multiple hosts using ICMP echo requests. fping is designed for parallelized
monitoring of large numbers of systems, and is developed with ease of
use in scripting in mind.

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Update Information:

Update to fping 3.0 with a new upstream developer. Includes the following changes, compared to the last released version 2.4b2-to-ipv6:

* Debian patches until version 2.4b2-to-ipv6-16.
* Modifications by Tobias Oetiker for SmokePing (2.4b2-to4)
* Reimplemented main loop for improved performance

Compared to the previous Fedora release, there are several new command line options:

* -I if bind to a particular interface
* -S addr set source address
* -O n set the type of service (tos) flag on the ICMP packets

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ChangeLog:

* Sat Feb 18 2012 Charles R. Anderson <cra at wpi.edu> - 3.0-1
- fping-3.0 based on new upstream at http://www.fping.org/
  - Debian patches until version 2.4b2-to-ipv6-16.
  - Modifications by Tobias Oetiker for SmokePing (2.4b2-to4)
  - Reimplemented main loop for improved performance
* Fri Jan 13 2012 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> - 2.4b2-13
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_17_Mass_Rebuild
* Sun Sep  4 2011 Charles R. Anderson <cra at wpi.edu> - 2.4b2-12
- remove SUID and add CAP_NET_RAW instead on Fedora 15 and newer (rhbz#646466)
- allow -f option for non-root on Fedora 15 and newer
- remove read permissions on binaries for Fedora 14 and older
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update fping' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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