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Decorator that pings URLs before and after executing the wrapped obj.

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Decorator that pings URLs before and after executing the wrapped obj. Useful to monitor cron jobs with services like Dead Man’s Snitch or


  • Pre and After run pings

  • Custom user agent

  • Silent failures

  • Rate limiting


Ping after successful execution:

def cron_job():

Some services support pre and after hooks to measure the running time:

@babis.decorator(ping_before='', ping_after='')
def measured_cron_job():

You can also send a POST instead of the default GET:

@babis.decorator(ping_before='', method='post')
def cron_job_with_post():

And if you don’t care if the ping fails, silence the errors:

@babis.decorator(ping_before='', silent_failures=True)
def cron_job_silent_failure():

You can also rate limit the number of pings send to play nice with third party services, let’s say to at most 1 call in 5 minutes:

@babis.decorator(ping_after='', rate='1/5m')
def cron_job_rate_limited():

or at most 24 calls per day:

@babis.decorator(ping_after='', rate='24/1d')
def cron_job_rate_limited():

Note that if you defined both ping_after and ping_before URLs then each call counts for two hits by the rate limiter.


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.


0.2.0 (2017-05-24)

  • Add rate limiting.

0.1.0 (2016-08-23)

  • First release on PyPI.

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