Intoduction

I would like to conduct a range of ip network address ping using python 3.5 script. It is easy. I will show you the python script and its screen dump result as below.

Python program script

# network ping program run for python3
# Import modules
import subprocess
import ipaddress

# Prompt the user to input a network address
net_addr = input(“Enter a network address in CIDR format(ex.192.168.1.0/24): “)

# Create the network
ip_net = ipaddress.ip_network(net_addr)

# Get all hosts on that network
all_hosts = list(ip_net.hosts())

# Configure subprocess to hide the console window
info = subprocess.STARTUPINFO()
info.dwFlags |= subprocess.STARTF_USESHOWWINDOW
info.wShowWindow = subprocess.SW_HIDE

# For each IP address in the subnet,
# run the ping command with subprocess.popen interface
for i in range(len(all_hosts)):
    output = subprocess.Popen([‘ping’, ‘-n’, ‘1’, ‘-w’, ‘500’, str(all_hosts[i])], stdout=subprocess.PIPE, startupinfo=info).communicate()[0]
    
    if “Destination host unreachable” in output.decode(‘utf-8′):
        print(str(all_hosts[i]), “is Offline”)
    elif “Request timed out” in output.decode(‘utf-8′):
        print(str(all_hosts[i]), “is Offline”)
    else:
        print(str(all_hosts[i]), “is Online”)

Screen dump result as below:

network-ping

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