Description of problem:
The current system of using different software (fping vs fping6) for different versions of the IP stack is broken. As the IPv6 transition moves ahead its unreasonable to expect the user to do the IP address parsing and decide to use the appropriate tool for the address.
fping should work like traceroute, ssh or all other applications supporting both protocol versions by default.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. fping 2a03:2880:20:4f06:face:b00c:0:1
2a03:2880:20:4f06:face:b00c:0:1 address not found
2a03:2880:20:4f06:face:b00c:0:1 is alive
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
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cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.)
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From the upstream bug report:
schweikert: Implemented in develop branch and to be released with fping 3.16 (see also: fping-3.16-rc2)
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