Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


iputils project introduction

Introduction into the iputils project from the upstream maintainer. I would like to summarize shortly the project history, what is the current status and where we are heading for the future. I also compare it with similar tools from other projects.

The iputils project is set of small utilities for Linux networking. The most known part of it is ping, a tool for testing connectivity. Historically the project contained several tools. Some of the obsolete ones has been removed. I would like to outline possible improvements of the remaining tools and other project future plans.


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