Downloads:

123

Downloads of v 2.0:

123

Last Update:

4/6/2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Gizmoware

Tags:

bping ping troubleshoot

Bping

2.0 | Updated: 4/6/2019

Downloads:

123

Downloads of v 2.0:

123

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Gizmoware

Bping 2.0

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Details

To install Bping, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade Bping, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To uninstall Bping, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade bping -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade bping -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure bping installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: bping
    state: present
    version: 2.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'bping' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: bping,
    Version: 2.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller bping
{
   Name     = 'bping'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'bping':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install bping version="2.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/9/2019.

Description

Bping (pronounced beeping) is a Windows ping alternative that beeps whenever it gets replies. I spend a lot of time diving under desks fiddling with network cables and got tired of looking up at the monitor to see how my pings were doing, and thus bping was born.

Has a bunch of enhancements over the regular ping.exe:

  • Beeps! (but you already knew that). The default sound is from Space Invaders, or you can specify a wav file to play, or use the system speaker. By default it beeps when it gets a response, but it can also beep only when it doesn't.

  • Can function as an internet connection tester. Just run bping with no commandline arguments and it'll keep testing your internet connection. This is by far my favorite usage for it.

  • Can scan an entire network and tell you at a glance what IP addresses are available and which are taken. See the screenshot below to see what this looks like. My second favorite usage for Bping.

  • Note that it doesn't replace the regular ping.exe, just type bping instead of ping whenever you want to use bping.

A note for Windows 7/8/10 users: for myseterious reasons Microsoft requires admin rights for access to the networking stack in Win 7/8/10, so you'll need to set Bping to run as admin. You can make that change permanent by right-clicking it and choosing Properties -> Compatibility, then check run

screenshot


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  file         =  'bping.exe'

  url           = 'https://gizmoware.net/bping/bping.zip'
  checksum      = '40D976ED02484B82DF223F35509FD21165F15A28A1713E5AB821E57E27E1E21D'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
}

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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