# Netchk Simple tool to troubleshoot internet connectivity issues. This tool verifies: - your computer has at least one IP address - you have at least one DNS configured - you can reach the configured nameservers - the nameservers can resolve hosts Finally, some ICMP ping statistics are presented with average durations and error rates. ## Installation ```sh gem install netchk ``` ## Usage Just run `netchk` from your terminal and basic diagnosis will start showing you progress and any error if present. Note: On Linux system, this gem requires `sudo` to perform the ICMP ping operations. On macOS, this is not needed. You also can configure how netchk verifies your connections by configuring a `~/.netchk.yaml` or `~/.netchk.yml` file like below. ```yaml # Settings to test DNS server connectivity. dns: # Path to resolv.conf file to check presence and connectivity of DNS. # Path should be absolute to avoid issues when running netchk # from different directories. resolv.conf: /etc/resolv.conf # Settings to test DNS resolution. resolv: # Path to resolv.conf file to use for testing DNS resolution. # Path should be absolute to avoid issues when running netchk # from different directories. It is advised to be the same # as dns.resolv.conf. resolv.conf: /etc/resolv.conf # The list of domains to test for DNS resolution. domains: - google.com - youtube.com - facebook.com # Settings to test icmp ping. icmp: # A list of hosts to ping with ICMP. It is advised to use # IP addresses instead of domains to rule out any issues with # DNS resolution, which is tested separately. hosts: - 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 # The number of ping to issue each host. count: 20 # The duration in seconds to wait between each ping. # Setting this value too low might cause timeouts. interval: 0.2 ``` Each value is optional. If one is missing the default value will be used. The file above shows the default values. ## Contributing Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/moray95/netchk.