ping: icmp echo requests

[ bsd3, library, network ] [ Propose Tags ]

This library provides functions that have similar behavior as the unix command-line utility ping. In particular, both emit ICMP echo requests and wait for responses. This library uses a haskell implementation of ICMP rather than invoking `binping`. This avoids the costly process of starting a child process. Additionally, there are greater opportunities for reusing sockets. The cost of this is that the user must ensure that one of these is true:

  • The kernel parameter net.ipv4.ping_group_range has been configured to allow pings to all IP addresses. (preferred solution)

  • The process is running with the the CAP_NET_RAW capability.

  • The process is running as root. (worst solution)


  • Network
    • Icmp
      • Network.Icmp.Ping


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Dependencies base (>=4.11.1 && <5), cpu (>=0.1.2), ip (>=1.4), posix-api (>=0.1 && <0.2), primitive (>=0.6.4), primitive-containers (>=0.3.1), stm (>=2.5), transformers (>=0.5.5) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright 2018 Andrew Martin
Author Andrew Martin
Revised Revision 1 made by andrewthad at 2019-04-08T13:46:30Z
Category Network
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Uploaded by andrewthad at 2019-01-07T21:12:54Z
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