[openstack-dev] [nova][API]what's the purpose of fping in nova API?

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Mon Feb 1 10:04:52 UTC 2016

On 01/29/2016 09:18 AM, Chen CH Ji wrote:
> In doing some API work on
> http://developer.openstack.org/api-ref-compute-v2.1.html
> noticed that fping was [1] and try to ping the instance to check whether
> it's pingable or not..
> but this is running on API service host which mostly have no access to
> instance with private IP?
> Just curious about it ...
> [1]
> https://github.com/openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/api/openstack/compute/fping.py#L53

fping is probably an API we should deprecate, as you've seen, it's
highly foulable and requires a network topology that people may not have.


Sean Dague

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