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An async python ICMP ping implementation using raw sockets.

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An asyncio-based python ping implementation using raw sockets.

  • Compatible with Python 3.5 ff.

  • Note that ICMP messages can only be sent from processes running as root (in Windows, you must run this script as ‘Administrator’).

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usage: ping [-h] [-w TIMEOUT] [-c COUNT] [-i INTERVAL] [-4] [-6]

A pure python implementation of the ping protocol. *REQUIRES ROOT*

positional arguments:
  hostname              The address to attempt to ping.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -w TIMEOUT, --deadline TIMEOUT
                        The maximum amount of time to wait until ping times
  -c COUNT, --request_count COUNT
                        The number of attempts to make. Zero=infinite.
  -i INTERVAL, --interval INTERVAL
                        Time between ping attempts
  -4, --ipv4            Flag to use IPv4.
  -6, --ipv6            Flag to use IPv6.
                        Interface to use.
                        Designate the amount of data to send per packet.
  -T, --test_case       Flag to run the default test case suite.
  -S SOURCEIP, --source_address SOURCEIP
                        Source address from which ICMP Echo packets will be

Using as lib

# python3
>>> from aio_ping import ping
>>> ping('', timeout=3000, count=3, delay=0.5)
>>> ping('', timeout=3000, count=3, delay=0.5, verbose=True)

PYTHON PING ( 1300 data bytes
72 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=59 time=4.42 ms
72 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=59 time=4.70 ms
72 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=59 time=4.44 ms
72 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=59 time=4.47 ms

---- PYTHON PING Statistics----
4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip (ms)  min/avg/max = 4.4/4.5/4.7


Async usage is via the {Ping} class, which can be used like this:

from aio_ping import Ping,VerbosePing
async def ping(hostname, verbose=True, handle_signals=False, **kw):
    Send @count ping to @hostname with the given @timeout
    ping = (VerbosePing if verbose else Ping)(verbose=verbose, **kw)
    if handle_signals: ping.add_signal_handler()
    await ping.init(hostname)
    res = await ping.looped()
    if verbose:
    return res


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