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One of my work mates was trying to find the util that allows you to do “pings” to a http server. I knew about it but couldn’t remember the url thusly one has placed it on the block so i dont have to remember it httping.

apt-get install httping

On running the command you get the following output

sjohnson@x:~$ httping -g -  
Using proxyserver:  
PING (  
connected to, seq=0 time=190.52 ms  
connected to, seq=1 time=183.47 ms  
connected to, seq=2 time=184.98 ms  
connected to, seq=3 time=183.60 ms 

Usefully to figure out latency issues.