Inetutils - GNU network utilities

Introduction to Inetutils

Inetutils is a collection of common network programs. It includes:

Most of them are improved versions of programs originally from BSD. Some others are original versions, written from scratch.

Downloading Inetutils

Inetutils can be found on [via HTTP] and [via FTP]. It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors.


Complete documentation in TeXinfo format is included in the distribution. An online manual is available.

Mailing Lists/Newsgroups

Inetutils has one mailing list: <>.

The main discussion list is <>, and is used to discuss all aspects of Ineutils, including development and porting, and bug reports. For details on submitting a bug report, please see the section Report a Bug below.

Announcements about Inetutils and most other GNU Software are made on <>.

To subscribe to these GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header line of just "subscribe" to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the main list for Inetutils, you would send mail to <> with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe".

Request an Enhancement

If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions of Inetutils, please send a request to <>.

Please remember that development of Inetutils is a volunteer effort, and you can also contribute to its development. For information about contributing to the GNU Project, please read How to help GNU.

Report a Bug

If you think you have found a bug in Inetutils, then please send as complete a report as possible to <>.