ping-based network monitoring GUI?

djw dwelch91 at
Fri Nov 19 04:53:44 CET 2004

Count László de Almásy wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm in need of a simple GUI application that "monitors" a range of
> hosts using ping and reports on their status by changing the panel
> color for that host (i.e, green for pingable, red for unreachable). 
> Does anyone know of any existing opensource program that does this?
> Preferably Python so I can extend it easily.
> If not, what tools would you recommend I write this kind of app in?
> Ping doesn't seem to be supported by Python out of the box, and the
> modules I've looked at seem sketchy.  I looked at Expect, and see
> there's a Pexpect module available.  Once I have the core
> functionality nailed down, I'll probably wrap it with Tkinter.
> Thanks for any advice.

Won't something like this work for you?


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