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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ping Over TCP with tcping.exe in Windows

tcping.exe (tcp ping) is a small console application that operates similarly to 'ping', however it works over a tcp port. Works with all versions of Windows - Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008, Windows 2003.

Download tcping.exe.

tcping example:
C:\>tcping powercram.com

Probing 216.239.36.21:80/tcp - Port is open - time=26.241ms
Probing 216.239.36.21:80/tcp - Port is open - time=20.022ms
Probing 216.239.36.21:80/tcp - Port is open - time=23.272ms
Probing 216.239.36.21:80/tcp - Port is open - time=24.594ms

Ping statistics for 216.239.36.21:80
     4 probes sent.
     4 successful, 0 failed.
Approximate trip times in milli-seconds:
     Minimum = 20.022ms, Maximum = 26.241ms, Average = 23.532ms

tcping options
C:\>tcping
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tcping.exe by Eli Fulkerson
Please see http://www.elifulkerson.com/projects/ for updates.
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Usage: tcping [-t] [-d] [-i interval] [-n times] server-address [server-port]

         -t   : ping continuously until stopped via control-c
         -n 5 : for instance, send 5 pings
         -i 5 : for instance, ping every 5 seconds
         -d   : include date and time on each line
         -b 1 : enable beeps (1 for on-down, 2 for on-up,
                              3 for on-change, 4 for always)

        If you don't pass server-port, it defaults to 80.


Platform:
  • Win32 Console. Runs on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008, etc.
Language:
  • C++ - Makefile included for Visual Studio.
License:
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