Welcome to the Ranch, James!
If you know the interval at which linux pings packets, maybe you can write a program which talks to linux runtime.
It can then hit the ping command and start a thread at the specified interval to read response from the Runtime.
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Joined: Jun 27, 2012
Thank you Aniruddh!
subject: Ping status monitoring in regular intervals.