Extended Ping (Xping)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (intarea WG)
Authors Ron Bonica  , Reji Thomas  , Jen Linkova  , Chris Lenart 
Last updated 2017-05-22 (latest revision 2017-03-03)
Replaced by RFC 8335
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
plain text htmlized pdfized bibtex
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-intarea-probe
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document describes a new diagnostic tool called Extended Ping (Xping). Network operators execute Xping to determine the status of a remote interface. In this respect, Xping is similar to Ping. Xping differs from Ping in that it does not require network reachability between itself and remote interface whose status is being queried. Xping relies on two new ICMP messages, called Extended Echo Request and Extended Echo Reply. Both ICMP messages are defined herein.


Ron Bonica (rbonica@juniper.net)
Reji Thomas (rejithomas@juniper.net)
Jen Linkova (furry@google.com)
Chris Lenart (chris.lenart@verizon.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)