The “iputils” package is outdated and doesn’t contain manual pages. It should be replaced by GNU inetutils or something similar. It’s about the following commands:

  • ping, ping6, tracepath - provided by inetutils.
  • tracepath6, traceroute6 - provided by ndisc6.
  • arping, rdisc - no replacement, but who cares?

Note that inetutils also contains replacements for some but not all commands in the net-tools package, which is also very ancient.

Submitted by Eelco Dolstra on 24 March 2011 at 16:18

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