suppressing "ICMP Host Unreachable" messages when using ping/fping
Does anyone know how to keep linux from printing "ICMP Host Unreachable from x.x.x.x for ICMP Echo ...." whenever I try to ping/fping a host that isn't reachable for some reason? I say "linux" because I don't think it's the actual ping or fping application that's printing the messages. If anyone knows for sure what component of the operating system is printing them (or if it really is the ping application), please tell me.
Note that my question is not "why are these messages printed" or "what do they mean". I just don't want to see them. They're a pain because they're printed to stderr and there's no convenient way to suppress them or redirect them (I don't want to have to redirect them each and every time, and in a script that writes to a file they end up popping up on the tty (unless I redirect them)... grrrr.)