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Advanced ping utility which supports protocols such TCP, UDP, and raw IP. Best run with elevated privileges. More information:

  • Ping a destination with 4 ICMP ping requests:

hping3 --icmp --count {{4}} {{ip_or_hostname}}

  • Scan TCP port 80, scanning from the specific local source port 5090:

hping3 --verbose --syn --destport {{80}} --baseport {{5090}} {{ip_or_hostname}}

  • Traceroute using a TCP scan to a specific destination port:

hping3 --traceroute --verbose --syn --destport {{80}} {{ip_or_hostname}}

  • Perform a TCP ACK scan to check if a given host is alive:

hping3 --count {{2}} --verbose --destport {{80}} -A {{ip_or_hostname}}