Enough of that! igp (It goes PING!) is a simple command line utility for testing services with a range of common protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, HTTP/S, LDAP/S and so on.
This is nothing earth shattering I know, but it's nice to have simple cross-platform (since it's ruby) tool that does all the common protocols in one. Thankfully, most of the work has already been done by the net-ping library - igp really just provides a sleek command-line wrapper.
The only dependency is ruby+rubygems. Just:
gem install igpAnd then you are ready to capture traces, for example:
# ^ ICMP assumed by default. This is the same as:
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