Sending ECHO_REQUEST (pinging) with python

Jorgen Grahn grahn+nntp at
Tue Mar 27 12:07:51 CEST 2007

On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 16:50:09 +0200, Thomas Dybdahl Ahle <lobais at> wrote:
> Den Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:24:34 +0200 skrev Michal 'vorner' Vaner:
>> On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 08:30:16AM +0200, Thomas Dybdahl Ahle wrote:
>>> Do anybody know how to do this in python?
>> You need root for that and the ping command is allowed to have them by
>> suid bit. You can execute ping from inside python and use ping as is, if
>> you need.
> Yeah, I could execute ping, but it would lock me harder to the platform.

True; Linux ping and Solaris ping have incompatible flags and output.
I even believe several implementations are in use on Linux. Then add
Windows to the mix ...


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