I've been working on some new functionality for Vineyard and I needed to test if the user is connected to the internet or not. After some Google scouting I didn't come up with anything that did what I needed so I ended up writing this little function and thought it might be useful for others.
def test_internet_connection(): info = subprocess.Popen(['ifconfig', '-a'], stdout=subprocess.PIPE).communicate() for interface in info.split('nn'): if 'UP BROADCAST RUNNING' in interface and 'inet addr:' in interface: return True return False
Internet connection... Vineyard... what could I be up to? Any guesses (or requests)?