Beschreibung(For an explanation of the GPS permission, see below.)
Displays network information and diagnostics: Ping a server, DNS lookup (with geographical lookup of IP addresses), reverse DNS lookup, WHOIS queries, inspecting HTTP response headers, trace routes (also with IP address geo lookup), check whether a range of ports is open.
Recently used servers/IP addresses are remembered for auto-completion.
The results can be copied to the clipboard (via long-click on the output text), sent via email or stored in a file as text or PDF. A history of the results of recent operations is kept.
Numerous options (like using an alternative name server, Ping TTL, showing ping times for each traceroute step, Broadcast Ping, using HTTPS, setting the HTTP port number, selection of DNS record types to query, etc.) are available through a long-click on the "Go" button.
Contains no ads.
WHY THE GPS PERMISSION? First off, GPS is only accessed if the "Show Location" checkbox is set in the Ping Options dialog. This checkbox is turned off by default, so unless you explicitly set it, you don't need to worry about your location ever being tracked. Tracking location is useful for measuring ping times during long-running pings across large areas, like a factory or a university campus. Once a long-running ping with location is done, a Google Earth file (.dmz) is created that shows the ping times along with the geo location of each ping. Most people will never need this option, so you don't have to worry. And even if you do use it, location data is stored on the device, it is not sent or uploaded anywhere (the exception being if you attach the Google Earth file to an outgoing email - in which case you're in charge of where the email is sent to). So all the negative comments you may see in the Android Market are unfounded.
New in 1.9.2: This version fixes the application crash at startup many users have been experiencing. Also, I have created a Google community named "Ping & DNS" to better support this app, and to provide an avenue for questions, discussions and feedback. Please join in!
New in version 1.9.0: Splits the main screen into tabs, one for the input elements, and one or more
for the results pages. Swipe left/right to switch between them. Previous results are pushed to the right, so a history of operations is available. (Individual pages can also be removed via the options menu.) The "clear display" option has been removed, as each new operation now starts on a new page.
The results pages (either single ones or all o fthem together) can now be saved, either as text files or PDF, in addition to being sent by email.
Further changes: The app no longer tries to look up the geo location of private IP addresses (like 10.x.y.z and 192.168.x.y), shows host names when doing a traceroute to an IP address, and cancels the currently running task if a new one is started (thus ensuring that the screen output doesn't get messed up). If voluminous results are sent by email (like from a long-running Ping), the results are now sent as an attachment, not in the body of the email. The previous approach was unreliable for lengthy data. The minimum required Android version is now 1.6 (instead of 1.5 up to now), and the Live Folder functionality has been removed (didn't work on Android 3 and 4 anyway).