D-Man dsh8290 at
Wed Nov 15 18:03:45 CET 2000

If your python script will be running on a unix machine,  os.popen( "ping " + hostname ) should do it.  That will return to you a file object that you can read from (the read will give you the output of the command)


On Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:53:20 Krister Bruhwel wrote:
 | I would like to write a ping program.  I'm trying to use Python
 | to ping machines and then generate a web page that displays the
 | ping times.  Can anyone point me in a direction towards learning
 | how to ping a machine in Python?
 | Thanks, Krister
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