ping binary sensor platform allows you to using
ping to send ICMP echo requests. This way you can check if a given host is online and determine the round trip times from your Home Assistant instance to that system.
To use this sensor in your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry binary_sensor: - platform: ping host: 192.168.0.1
- host (Required): The IP address or hostname of the system you want to track.
- count (Optional): Number of packets to send. Defaults to 5.
- name (Optional): Let you overwrite the name of the device. Defaults to
Ping Binary sensor.
The sensor exposes the different round trip times values measured by
ping as attributes:
round trip time mdev
round trip time avg
round trip time min
round trip time max
When run on Windows systems, the round trip time attributes are rounded to the nearest millisecond and the mdev value is unavailable.