Command-line tool providing a ping equivalent for Ethernet frames.
While ping uses an echo service embedded in every TCP/IP stack, ether_ping relies on a server program to have its frames echoed. First start the server on the destination computer, and tell it what Ethernet device it should listen to.
ether_ping_server -e eth0 # on Linux ether_ping_server -e en0 # on Mac OS
Then launch the ping utility.
ether_ping -e eth0 c42c0337fffc
Both commands accept the -h / –help option.
Contributing to ether_ping
Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
Fork the project
Start a feature/bugfix branch
Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.
Victor Costan firstname.lastname@example.org
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