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from __future__ import absolute_import
Network introspection utilities using ioctl and the /proc filesystem.
import array
import fcntl
import socket
import struct
import errno
import logging
import netifaces
from twisted.python.compat import long
__all__ = ["get_active_device_info", "get_network_traffic"]
SIOCGIFFLAGS = 0x8913 # from header /usr/include/bits/ioctls.h
SIOCETHTOOL = 0x8946 # As defined in include/uapi/linux/sockios.h
ETHTOOL_GSET = 0x00000001 # Get status command.
def is_64():
"""Returns C{True} if the platform is 64-bit, otherwise C{False}."""
return struct.calcsize("l") == 8
def is_up(flags):
"""Returns C{True} if the interface is up, otherwise C{False}.
@param flags: the integer value of an interface's flags.
@see /usr/include/linux/if.h for the meaning of the flags.
return flags & 1
def get_active_interfaces():
"""Generator yields (active network interface name, address data) tuples.
Address data is formatted exactly like L{netifaces.ifaddresses}, e.g.::
('eth0', {
{'addr': '...', 'broadcast': '...'}, ],
{'addr': '...', 'broadcast': '...', 'netmask': '...'},
{'addr': '...', 'broadcast': '...', 'netmask': '...'},
{'addr': '...', 'netmask': '...'},
{'addr': '...', 'netmask': '...'},
...], })
Interfaces with no IP address are ignored.
for interface in netifaces.interfaces():
ifaddresses = netifaces.ifaddresses(interface)
# Skip interfaces with no IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.
inet_addr = ifaddresses.get(netifaces.AF_INET, [{}])[0].get('addr')
inet6_addr = ifaddresses.get(netifaces.AF_INET6, [{}])[0].get('addr')
if inet_addr or inet6_addr:
yield interface, ifaddresses
def get_ip_addresses(ifaddresses):
"""Return all IP addresses of an interfaces.
Returns the same structure as L{ifaddresses}, but filtered to keep
IP addresses only.
@param ifaddresses: a dict as returned by L{netifaces.ifaddresses} or
the address data in L{get_active_interfaces}'s output.
results = {}
if netifaces.AF_INET in ifaddresses:
results[netifaces.AF_INET] = ifaddresses[netifaces.AF_INET]
if netifaces.AF_INET6 in ifaddresses:
# Ignore link-local IPv6 addresses (fe80::/10).
global_addrs = [addr for addr in ifaddresses[netifaces.AF_INET6]
if not addr['addr'].startswith('fe80:')]
if global_addrs:
results[netifaces.AF_INET6] = global_addrs
return results
def get_broadcast_address(ifaddresses):
"""Return the broadcast address associated to an interface.
@param ifaddresses: a dict as returned by L{netifaces.ifaddresses} or
the address data in L{get_active_interfaces}'s output.
return ifaddresses[netifaces.AF_INET][0].get('broadcast', '')
def get_netmask(ifaddresses):
"""Return the network mask associated to an interface.
@param ifaddresses: a dict as returned by L{netifaces.ifaddresses} or
the address data in L{get_active_interfaces}'s output.
return ifaddresses[netifaces.AF_INET][0].get('netmask', '')
def get_ip_address(ifaddresses):
"""Return the first IPv4 address associated to the interface.
@param ifaddresses: a dict as returned by L{netifaces.ifaddresses} or
the address data in L{get_active_interfaces}'s output.
return ifaddresses[netifaces.AF_INET][0]['addr']
def get_mac_address(ifaddresses):
Return the hardware MAC address for an interface in human friendly form,
ie. six colon separated groups of two hexadecimal digits, if available;
otherwise an empty string.
@param ifaddresses: a dict as returned by L{netifaces.ifaddresses} or
the address data in L{get_active_interfaces}'s output.
if netifaces.AF_LINK in ifaddresses:
return ifaddresses[netifaces.AF_LINK][0].get('addr', '')
return ''
def get_flags(sock, interface):
"""Return the integer value of the interface flags for the given interface.
@param sock: a socket instance.
@param interface: The name of the interface.
@see /usr/include/linux/if.h for the meaning of the flags.
data = fcntl.ioctl(
sock.fileno(), SIOCGIFFLAGS, struct.pack("256s", interface[:15]))
return struct.unpack("H", data[16:18])[0]
def get_active_device_info(skipped_interfaces=("lo",),
skip_vlan=True, skip_alias=True, extended=False):
Returns a dictionary containing information on each active network
interface present on a machine.
results = []
sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM,
for interface, ifaddresses in get_active_interfaces():
if interface in skipped_interfaces:
if skip_vlan and "." in interface:
if skip_alias and ":" in interface:
flags = get_flags(sock, interface.encode())
if not is_up(flags):
interface_info = {"interface": interface}
interface_info["flags"] = flags
speed, duplex = get_network_interface_speed(
sock, interface.encode())
interface_info["speed"] = speed
interface_info["duplex"] = duplex
ip_addresses = get_ip_addresses(ifaddresses)
if extended:
interface_info["ip_addresses"] = ip_addresses
if netifaces.AF_INET in ip_addresses:
interface_info["ip_address"] = get_ip_address(ifaddresses)
interface_info["mac_address"] = get_mac_address(ifaddresses)
interface_info["broadcast_address"] = get_broadcast_address(
interface_info["netmask"] = get_netmask(ifaddresses)
# Skip interfaces with no IPv4 address in non-extended mode
# to keep backwards compatibility with single-IPv4 addr support.
if netifaces.AF_INET in ip_addresses or extended:
del sock
return results
def get_network_traffic(source_file="/proc/net/dev"):
Retrieves an array of information regarding the network activity per
network interface.
with open(source_file, "r") as netdev:
lines = netdev.readlines()
# Parse out the column headers as keys.
_, receive_columns, transmit_columns = lines[1].split("|")
columns = ["recv_%s" % column for column in receive_columns.split()]
columns.extend(["send_%s" % column for column in transmit_columns.split()])
# Parse out the network devices.
devices = {}
for line in lines[2:]:
if ":" not in line:
device, data = line.split(":")
device = device.strip()
devices[device] = dict(zip(columns, map(long, data.split())))
return devices
def get_fqdn():
Return the current fqdn of the machine, trying hard to return a meaningful
In particular, it means working against a NetworkManager bug which seems to
make C{getfqdn} return localhost6.localdomain6 for machine without a domain
since Maverick.
fqdn = socket.getfqdn()
if "localhost" in fqdn:
# Try the heavy artillery
fqdn = socket.getaddrinfo(socket.gethostname(), None, socket.AF_INET,
socket.SOCK_DGRAM, socket.IPPROTO_IP,
if "localhost" in fqdn:
# Another fallback
fqdn = socket.gethostname()
return fqdn
def get_network_interface_speed(sock, interface_name):
Return the ethernet device's advertised link speed.
The return value can be one of:
* 10, 100, 1000, 2500, 10000: The interface speed in Mbps
* -1: The interface does not support querying for max speed, such as
virtio devices for instance.
* 0: The cable is not connected to the interface. We cannot measure
interface speed, but could if it was plugged in.
cmd_struct = struct.pack("I39s", ETHTOOL_GSET, b"\x00" * 39)
status_cmd = array.array("B", cmd_struct)
packed = struct.pack("16sP", interface_name, status_cmd.buffer_info()[0])
speed = -1
fcntl.ioctl(sock, SIOCETHTOOL, packed) # Status ioctl() call
res = status_cmd.tostring()
speed, duplex = struct.unpack("12xHB28x", res)
except IOError as e:
if e.errno == errno.EPERM:
logging.warn("Could not determine network interface speed, "
"operation not permitted.")
elif e.errno != errno.EOPNOTSUPP:
raise e
speed = -1
duplex = False
# Drivers apparently report speed as 65535 when the link is not available
# (cable unplugged for example).
if speed == 65535:
speed = 0
# The drivers report "duplex" to be 255 when the information is not
# available. We'll just assume it's False in that case.
if duplex == 255:
duplex = False
duplex = bool(duplex)
return speed, duplex
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