[Bug 264402] net/fping: Avoid ident collisions

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Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 23:17:26 UTC

            Bug ID: 264402
           Summary: net/fping: Avoid ident collisions
           Product: Ports & Packages
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: Individual Port(s)
          Assignee: ports-bugs@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: leres@freebsd.org
                CC: jharris@widomaker.com
             Flags: maintainer-feedback?(jharris@widomaker.com)
                CC: jharris@widomaker.com

We have a busy nagios server and its not unusual for there to be 200 fping's
running simultaneously. Since fping derives the ident it puts in the outbound
packet to from the low 16 bits of the process id, we see collisions.

Here's a github pull request that fixes this issue:


If I create a patch for the fping port to make this change would you prefer a
patch an an optional patch?

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