Pinghosts is a simple command line program to ping hosts in /etc/hosts and colour the output. Variants could be written to ping an /etc/prodhosts file, or /etc/devhosts - whatever is suitable. Using files like this makes maintenance easy.
Checking 127.0.0.1: 127.0.0.1 is alive
Checking 192.168.1.1: 192.168.1.1 is alive
Checking 192.168.1.2: no answer from 192.168.1.2
Checking 192.168.1.5: 192.168.1.5 is alive
Checking 192.168.1.150: 192.168.1.150 is alive
Checking 192.168.1.151: no answer from 192.168.1.151
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