Determining if a client PC has an Internet connection

Dave Brueck dave at pythonapocrypha.com
Mon Jan 24 05:17:09 CET 2005


torment wrote:
[snip]
> Have you tried just parsing the output from the command "ipconfig"?
> 
> It's pretty obvious from the output that might give you if a connection
> is availible.

It's tempting to use ipconfig's output, but the info it gives you is unreliable 
- you can incorrectly infer the presence of an net connection when you don't 
really have one (if you also run VMWare, if you have installed a loopback 
adapter, if you have a static public IP, etc.).

-Dave



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