For work, I had need of running
ping from a Python context in a memory-limited environment. Python was a given, parsing subprocess output is ugly, variable payload-sizes were required, and potentially many hosts would need to be pinged in parallel.
Seems like a great job for fping, but distributing external binaries is kinda tricky with this setup, so I did it in Python. (The other Python PING implementations, all of which seem to be derivatives of python-ping, either didn’t meet my basic needs, had more procedural namespace-bleed than I’d prefer to see, tried to do too much (requiring workaround logic to just do what’s actually needed), didn’t handle errors, or were GPL-licensed, which is unfortunately not something of which this process can make use)
The code, which is public domain, is available after the break.