[liboping] oping: Allow reading of files containing hostnames.

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Wed Jul 15 15:41:34 CEST 2009


On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 02:06:15PM +0200, Sebastian Harl wrote:
> However, ping / ping6 (on Linux and OpenBSD) use the "-f" command line
> option to enable "flood ping", so, imho, it's not a very good idea to
> use that option for something else in oping. OTOH, ping / ping6
> already use quite a lot of letters for various options, so I don't
> know what else could be used ... :-/

yeah, in order to avoid characters used by ping we probably have to
resort to Greek letters or something.. And I don't think `-λ' is a wise
choice ;)

Anyway, `fping' uses `-f' in the same manner, so there is at least
*some* consistency with other tools..

Florian octo Forster
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