iputils

Description:Network monitoring tools including ping and ping6
License: BSD-4, BSD
Homepage:https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/networking/iputils
Location:Portage
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USE flags

  • arping - Build and install arping -- tool for sending ARP requests to peers (see also net-analyzer/arping)
  • caps - Use Linux capabilities library to control privilege
  • clockdiff - Build and install clockdiff -- tool for comparing clocks via ICMP packets
  • doc - Add extra documentation (API, Javadoc, etc). It is recommended to enable per package instead of globally
  • filecaps - Use Linux file capabilities to control privilege rather than set*id (this is orthogonal to USE=caps which uses capabilities at runtime e.g. libcap)
  • gcrypt - Use dev-libs/libgcrypt for md5 support
  • gnutls - Prefer net-libs/gnutls as SSL/TLS provider (ineffective with USE=-ssl)
  • idn - Enable support for Internationalized Domain Names
  • ipv6 - Add support for IP version 6
  • libressl - Use dev-libs/libressl instead of dev-libs/openssl when applicable (see also the ssl useflag)
  • nettle - Use dev-libs/nettle for md5 support
  • nls - Add Native Language Support (using gettext - GNU locale utilities)
  • rarpd - Build and install rarpd -- server for handling RARP (reverse ARP) requests; generally only used by old systems
  • rdisc - Build and install rdisc -- server for the client side of the ICMP router discover protocol
  • SECURITY_HAZARD - Allow non-root users to flood (ping -f). This is generally a very bad idea.
  • ssl - Add support for SSL/TLS connections (Secure Socket Layer / Transport Layer Security)
  • static - !!do not set this during bootstrap!! Causes binaries to be statically linked instead of dynamically
  • tftpd - Build and install tftpd -- server for the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (see also net-ftp/tftp-hpa)
  • tracepath - Build and install tracepath -- tool for tracing network paths for discovering MTU values
  • traceroute6 - Build and install deprecated traceroute6 tool. It's recommended to use net-analyzer/traceroute instead.

Security Advisory

Date Severity Title
almost 6 years high Multiple packages, Multiple vulnerabilities fixed in 2010
over 16 years normal ipsec-tools and iputils contain a remote DoS vulnerability

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