ping with python?

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Wed Feb 5 16:42:03 CET 2003


Rupert Kolb wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have to write a tool, which needs (among other things) to ping some 
> hosts.
> The "ping" should work at linux, solaris and windows (i.e. to be 
> plattform independant).
> In former times I usually used net::ping ;-)
> 
> Is there a plattform independant "ping" in python?

Oh well, to make things easier, how about
calling ping as a subprocess and parsing
its output? I did that in a number of
little applications, and the little overhead
of spawning a process isn't a performance problem.
Less elegant, but you have a solution in 10 minutes.

ciao - chris

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