472,364 Members | 2,122 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 472,364 software developers and data experts.

Checking for network connectivity

Hi --

Is there a clean pythonic way to check for network connectivity? I
have a script that needs to run periodically on a laptop to create a
local cache of some network files. I would like it to fail gracefully
when disconnected, as well as issue a warning if it hasn't been able
to connect for X minutes / hours.

I currently just use try / except to catch the network errors when the
first call times out, but the timeout takes a while, and this doesn't
feel like the right design because technically this isn't an exception
-- it is expected behavior. Is there a better way to do this (and
still be reasonably portable)?


Jun 27 '08 #1
0 866

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

by: MHenry | last post by:
Hi, We were going merrily along for 6 years using this database to record all client checks that came into our office, including information about what the checks were for. Suddenly, network...
by: David W. Fenton | last post by:
I'm no stranger to this error message, but I have a client who is experiencing it, but, fortunately, without any actual data corruption, and it's driving them made. Their inability to grasp that...
by: Jerry Camel | last post by:
In VB .Net, is there a quick and easy way to determine if the network cable is unplugged? Without having to wait for a network access timeout? Thanks. Jerry
by: prabhupr | last post by:
Hi Folks Is there anyways to validate/check the connectivity speed of the users computer to network/internet? What I'm trying to do is, STOP user from uploading a file if the file is BIG and...
by: BJ | last post by:
Problem: How can I code up a client side process to detect if the network is available? Synopsis: I am writing ASP.NET input forms for a Panasonic Tuff book. The users will be walking around...
by: cjbrx3115 | last post by:
Well, to start I just got Windows Vista a few months ago. It works great, but the trouble came when I decided to connect all of my computers - XP Home, XP Professional and Vista - to a home network....
by: =?Utf-8?B?TVNU?= | last post by:
To demonstrate my problem, I have a very simple VB Windows application. It has a text box that is used to display a counter, a button to reset the counter, and a timer that increments the counter...
by: ekynox | last post by:
Hi guys, have been playing with WMI to add a network printer connection to a Windows XP pc. My environment consists of a server running Windows Server 2003 and Visual Studio 2005 and a test pc...
by: blaine | last post by:
Hey everyone, I was hoping to see some people out on the python list that are familiar with MDP (Modular Toolkit for Data Processing - http://mdp-toolkit.sourceforge.net/)? I am wanting to...
by: Arjunsri | last post by:
I have a Redshift database that I need to use as an import data source. I have configured the DSN connection using the server, port, database, and credentials and received a successful connection...
by: WisdomUfot | last post by:
It's an interesting question you've got about how Gmail hides the HTTP referrer when a link in an email is clicked. While I don't have the specific technical details, Gmail likely implements measures...
by: Oralloy | last post by:
Hello Folks, I am trying to hook up a CPU which I designed using SystemC to I/O pins on an FPGA. My problem (spelled failure) is with the synthesis of my design into a bitstream, not the C++...
by: Carina712 | last post by:
Setting background colors for Excel documents can help to improve the visual appeal of the document and make it easier to read and understand. Background colors can be used to highlight important...
by: BLUEPANDA | last post by:
At BluePanda Dev, we're passionate about building high-quality software and sharing our knowledge with the community. That's why we've created a SaaS starter kit that's not only easy to use but also...
by: Rahul1995seven | last post by:
Introduction: In the realm of programming languages, Python has emerged as a powerhouse. With its simplicity, versatility, and robustness, Python has gained popularity among beginners and experts...
by: Johno34 | last post by:
I have this click event on my form. It speaks to a Datasheet Subform Private Sub Command260_Click() Dim r As DAO.Recordset Set r = Form_frmABCD.Form.RecordsetClone r.MoveFirst Do If...
by: ezappsrUS | last post by:
Hi, I wonder if someone knows where I am going wrong below. I have a continuous form and two labels where only one would be visible depending on the checkbox being checked or not. Below is the...
by: jack2019x | last post by:
hello, Is there code or static lib for hook swapchain present? I wanna hook dxgi swapchain present for dx11 and dx9.

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.