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Similiar to how these uptime monitoring servieces perform checks if your smtp or ftp server is running, how could I do this myself using python/ruby?

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I believe this is exactly what you want: https://github.com/sebastien/watchdog

I've used it(customized) quite extensively. Enjoy!

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