PsPing Alternatives for Linux

    PsPing is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked nine alternatives to PsPing and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PsPing are netcat (Free, Open Source), Ethereal (Free, Open Source), tcpflow (Free, Open Source) and Network Diagnostic Tool (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 20, 2019

    1. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
    2. Netcat is a featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ethereal® is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It has all of the standard features you would expect in a protocol analyzer, and several features not seen in any other product.

      Discontinued

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      tcpflow, a TCP Flow Recorder, is a program that captures data transmitted as part of TCP connections (flows), and stores the data in a way that is convenient for protocol analysis or debugging.
    3. The Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) is a client/server program that provides network configuration and performance testing to a users desktop or laptop computer.
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