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.TH appleping 1
.SH NAME
appleping - exercises the AppleTalk network by sending packets to a named host

.SH SYNOPSIS
.B appleping 
.I net-node 
[
.I packet-size 
[
.I npackets
]]

.B appleping 
.I name:type[@zone] 
[
.I packet-size 
[
.I npackets
]]

.SH ARGUMENTS
.TP 8
.I name:type[@zone]
Specifies the host by its name, type, and zone. If you
do not specify a value for zone, appleping uses the
local zone.
.TP 8
.I net-node
Specifies the host by its network node number. To see
the network node number for a particular system, run
atlookup. The network and node numbers must be in 
hexadecimal.
.TP 8
.I npackets
Specifies how many packets to send before terminating.
.TP 8
.I packet-size
Specifies in bytes the size of each packet.  The value
of packet-size must be between 14 and 599. The default
packet size is 64 bytes.

.SH DESCRIPTION
appleping repeatedly sends AppleTalk Echo Protocol request
packets to the specified computer and reports whether a
reply was received. The appleping command continues to send
packets and to display the result until the number of
packets specified by npackets is reached or until you issue
the interrupt character (usually by pressing CONTROL-C).
Before exiting, appleping displays a summary of statistics.

.SH FILES
/usr/bin/appleping
Executable file

.SH SEE ALSO
appletalk(8), atlookup(1)