ping_setopt - Set options for a liboping object
int ping_setopt (pingobj_t *obj, int opt, void *val);
The ping_setopt method sets options that apply to all hosts associated
with the object obj and hosts that are yet to be added to the object.
The obj argument is a pointer to an liboping object, as returned by
The opt argument specifies the option to set. Use one of the following
constants. You can check if the required constant is supported by the
library at compile time using "#ifdef". It is recommended to check for
desired features using the "OPING_VERSION" define.
The time to wait for a "echo reply" to be received; in seconds. In
this case the memory pointed to by val is interpreted as a double
value and must be greater than zero. The default is
The value written into the time-to-live (= TTL) field of generated
ICMP packets. The memory pointed to by val is interpreted as an
integer. Valid values are 1 through 255. Default is PING_DEF_TTL.
The address family to use. The memory pointed to by val is
interpreted as an integer and must be either AF_UNSPEC, AF_INET, or
AF_INET6. This option only affects hosts that are being added after
this option has been set. Default is PING_DEF_AF. If you change
this option, and a source address is set (see PING_OPT_SOURCE) that
setting will be reset.
Set the data to send. The value passed must be a char-pointer to a
null-terminated string. By default a 56 byte long string is used so
that the packet size of an ICMPv4 packet is exactly 64 bytes.
That’s the behavior of the ping(1) command.
Set the source address to use. The value passed must be a char-
pointer to a null-terminated string specifying either a numerical
network address or network hostname. This option will ignore the
address family setting (as set with PING_OPT_AF) and will set the
object’s address family according to the source address assigned.
Set the outgoing network device to be used. The value passed must
be a char-pointer to a null-terminated string specifying an
interface name (e. g. "eth0"). Please note that this might not be
supported by all operating systems. In that case, ping_setopt sets
the error to "operation not supported".
The val argument is a pointer to the new value. It must not be NULL. It
is dereferenced depending on the value of the opt argument, see above.
The memory pointed to by val is not changed.
ping_setopt returns zero upon success or less than zero upon failure.
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