Oh well, at least it's


(Version 0.3)

Everything here is
my personal opinion.
I do not speak
for my employer.
This is netselect, an ultrafast intelligent parallelizing binary-search implementation of "ping."

Now stop laughing and pay attention.

netselect determines several facts about all of the hosts given on the command line, much faster than you would if you manually tried to use ping and traceroute. For example, if I type:

  netselect -v ftp.fceia.unr.edu.ar \
      ftp.kulnet.kuleuven.ac.be \
      ftp.cdrom.com ftp.debian.org \
It tells me statistics about each of the hostnames I provided, in much less time than doing a whole bunch of traceroutes.

Now you can do one of the following:

Because netselect is derived from traceroute, it is available under the same license terms. (A BSD license.)