asmping - check if you can receive IPv4/IPv6 multicast data from an
asmping [ -46v ] [ -I interface ] [ -c count ] [ -s size ] group host
asmping and ssmpingd are network level multicast management tools that
can be used to check whether one can receive multicast packets via ASM
from a host. The host target given to asmping must run the ssmpingd
daemon, which listens on UDP port 4321 for IPv4 and IPv6 unicast
requests. When it receives one, it responds to the specified multicast
group which asmping just have joined. Note that one can not use
arbitrary groups. Independent of what group is specified, the last
quarter of the address is forced to be 234 or ::4321:1234 for IPv4 or
For ssmpingd there are no options. For asmping the options are as
-4 Force IPv4
-6 Force IPv6
-v Print client and server version information.
Interface to join on
Stop after sending (and receiving) count requests (and replies)
Request replies to have a size of size bytes
ssmping(1) a tool for checking whether can receive SSM.
dbeacon(1) a distributed beacon multicast implementation.
Please report them to Stig Venaas <email@example.com>, the author of
asmping and ssmpingd were developed by Stig Venaas during the early
days of the m6bone, the IPv6 multicast backbone.
User Manuals asmping(1)