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ping-based network monitoring GUI?

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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.
Jul 18 '05 #1
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"Count László de Almásy" <ca*****@gmail.com> wrote in message
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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.


You might want to take a look at Big Brother.

http://www.bb4.org/

It provides a web interface. While it is not written in Python, you can add
tests in any language, including Python. If you only want 'ping' to be
used, you can remove many of the default monitoring reports.
Jul 18 '05 #2

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djw
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?

http://www.gnist.org/~lars/code/ping/ping.py

-Don
Jul 18 '05 #3

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