A Python class for checking the status of an enabled Minecraft server
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mcstatus

mcstatus provides an easy way to query Minecraft servers for any information they can expose. It provides three modes of access (query, status and ping), the differences of which are listed below in usage.

Usage

from mcstatus import MinecraftServer

# If you know the host and port, you may skip this and use MinecraftServer("example.org", 1234)
server = MinecraftServer.lookup("example.org:1234")

# 'status' is supported by all Minecraft servers that are version 1.7 or higher.
status = server.status()
print("The server has {0} players and replied in {1} ms".format(status.players.online, status.latency))

# 'ping' is supported by all Minecraft servers that are version 1.7 or higher.
# It is included in a 'status' call, but is exposed separate if you do not require the additional info.
latency = server.ping()
print("The server replied in {0} ms".format(latency))

# 'query' has to be enabled in a servers' server.properties file.
# It may give more information than a ping, such as a full player list or mod information.
query = server.query()
print("The server has the following players online: {0}".format(", ".join(query.players.names)))

Command Line Interface

$ mcstatus
Usage: mcstatus [OPTIONS] ADDRESS COMMAND [ARGS]...

  mcstatus provides an easy way to query Minecraft servers for any
  information they can expose. It provides three modes of access: query,
  status, and ping.

  Examples:

  $ mcstatus example.org ping
  21.120ms

  $ mcstatus example.org:1234 ping
  159.903ms

  $ mcstatus example.org status
  version: v1.8.8 (protocol 47)
  description: "A Minecraft Server"
  players: 1/20 ['Dinnerbone (61699b2e-d327-4a01-9f1e-0ea8c3f06bc6)']

  $ mcstatus example.org query
  host: 93.148.216.34:25565
  software: v1.8.8 vanilla
  plugins: []
  motd: "A Minecraft Server"
  players: 1/20 ['Dinnerbone (61699b2e-d327-4a01-9f1e-0ea8c3f06bc6)']

Options:
  -h, --help  Show this message and exit.

Commands:
  ping    prints server latency
  query   detailed server information
  status  basic server information

Installation

mcstatus is available on pypi, and can be installed trivially with:

pip install mcstatus

Alternatively, just clone this repo!

License

mcstatus is licensed under Apache 2.0.