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Langue: en

Version: October 7, 2002 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


nws_ping - ping a Network Weather Service sensor


nws_ping [-repeat seconds][-size experiment,buffer,message][-timeout seconds] host [host ...]


This manual page explains the nws_ping program. The nws_ping is part of the Network Weather Service and is used to ping a possibly remote NWS nws_sensor(1). The size of the experiment to conduct can be varied from the command line: the default may be small for fast network.


-repeat seconds
repeat the experiment continously every seconds seconds.

-size experiment,buffer,message

conduct this experiments using a total of experiment bytes, with a TCP buffer size of buffer and a message of message bytes. The default is 64,16,32.


Bugs list is at


NWS is an original idea of Rich Wolski ( who wrote the orignal nws_sensor.

Neil Spring, Jim Hayes ( and Martin Swany maintained and enhanced it.

Graziano Obertelli ( currently maintains NWS and wrote this man page.


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