The ping command is missing the options ipv4 and ipv6 to force resolving a hostname to its IPv4 or IPv6 address.
- Difficulty level
- Unknown (require assessment)
- Why the issue appeared?
- Will be filled on close
- Is it a breaking change?
- Perfectly compatible
- Issue type
- Improvement (missing useful functionality)
Agree that both options are not available in cli.. But, you can use source-address:
[email protected]:~$ ping fqdn.example.com source-address Possible completions: <Enter> Execute the current command <x.x.x.x> Ping options <h:h:h:h:h:h:h:h>
@n.fort source-address is useful especially when more precision is needed. At the moment its use is cumbersome as it does not provide help hint on the addresses assigned to the router, forcing an operator to first list those addresses.