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A python library to extend fping

Project Description

Python library that uses the fping executable as its ping engine.

### Requirements
* Python 2.7 on Linux or Mac OS X (Python 3.5 compatibility is in the works,
but not there yet.)
* netaddr library (e.g. pip install netaddr)
* Custom, forked build of fping (see Installation).

### Installation
This library requires a forked version of fping, that has an added option to
output the basic alive, unreachable and unresolvable hosts in CSV format.

* Go to and follow the installation
instructions there to compile and install the custom version. Since you will
be downloading the files directly from github, DO NOT skip step 1.
* If you have issues running, please make sure that you have
installed the automake package that is appropriate for your Linux distribution.
* For Mac OS X you will need:
* Xcode installed from the app store (launch it via gui at least once
after install)
* Xcode command line developer tools via 'xcode-select --install'
* Accept the command line license agreement via
'sudo xcodebuild -license accept'
* Install homebrew, and then use 'brew install automake'

### Usage
Though this is a work in progress, in its current state, this script is
intended to be a library that is called and executed either in the (i)python
interpreter / shell, or imported and used by another python script.

>>> from fping import FastPing
>>> fp = FastPing()
# cmd = ['/usr/local/sbin/fping', '-nV', '',
'', '', 'localhost',
{'': 'unresolvable',
'': 'alive',
'': 'alive',
'localhost': 'unreachable',
'': 'alive'}
>>> fp.hosts(filename='testing', status='alive')
'': 'alive',
'': 'alive',
'': 'alive'}
>>> fp.alive
>>> fp.dead
>>> fp.noip

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