An updated omping package that fixes several bugs and adds various enhancements is now available as a Technology Preview for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Open Multicast Ping (omping) is a tool for testing IP multicast functionality, primarily on a LAN (local area network). It allows users to test multicast and receive sufficient information to detect whether a potential problem exists in the network configuration, or lies elsewhere, as might be the case with a bug.
The omping package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.0.4, which provides a number of bug fixes and the following enhancements:
support for Source Specific Multicast (SSM);
support for broadcast;
single node mode, which allows users to detect a misconfigured local firewall;
more precise and rich statistics;
duplicate packet detection.
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated omping package, which resolves these bugs and adds these enhancements. Note that this package is included as a Technology Preview.