Python binding for Tox the skype replacement

pip install PyTox==0.0.15



Python binding for Project Tox.

PyTox provides a Pythonic binding, i.e Object-oriented instead of C style, raise exception instead of returning error code. A simple example is as follows:

class ToxOptions():
    def __init__(self):
        self.ipv6_enabled = True
        self.udp_enabled = True
        self.proxy_type = 0  # 1=http, 2=socks
        self.proxy_host = ''
        self.proxy_port = 0
        self.start_port = 0
        self.end_port = 0
        self.tcp_port = 0
        self.savedata_type = 0  # 1=toxsave, 2=secretkey
        self.savedata_data = b''
        self.savedata_length = 0

class EchoBot(Tox):
    def __init__(self, opts):
        super(EchoBot, self).__init__(opts)

    def loop(self):
        while True:

    def on_friend_request(self, pk, message):
        print 'Friend request from %s: %s' % (pk, message)
        print 'Accepted.'

    def on_friend_message(self, fid, message):
        name = self.self_get_name(fid)
        print '%s: %s' % (name, message)
        print 'EchoBot: %s' % message
        self.friend_send_message(fid, Tox.MESSAGE_TYPE_NORMAL, message)

As you can see callbacks are mapped into class method instead of using it the the c ways. For more details please refer to examples/

Getting started

To get started, a Makefile is provided to run PyTox inside a docker container:

  • make test: This will launch tests in a container.
  • make run: This will launch an interactive container with PyTox installed.
  • make echobot: This will launch the example echobot in a container.


  • A working echo bot that wait for friend requests, and than start echoing anything that friend send.


Full API documentation can be read here.


  • Complete API binding (use tools/ to check)
  • Unittest for ToxAV


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request