[atlas] RIPE Atlas User-Defined Measurements Are Here!
Andreas Strikos astrikos at ripe.net
Tue Apr 3 16:58:45 CEST 2012
Hi Tore, thanks for your fast feedback! See inline for answers. On 4/3/12 4:06 PM, Tore Anderson wrote: > * Ann Barcomb > >> We are pleased to announce our first roll-out of user-defined >> measurements (UDM) for RIPE Atlas. As of today, all hosts and sponsors >> on this mailing list are invited to run custom measurements. Over the >> coming weeks we will continue to roll out UDM to a wider audience. > Way cool! > > Some bugs/issues I noticed: > > 1) I first entered a traceroute UDM to olapaok.gr (ID 1001613). It got > the description «Traceroute to 126.96.36.199(olapaok.gr)». The I entered > a traceroute6 query to www.vg.no (ID 1001615). However, for some reason > it ended up getting the same description as the first one. Yes, if you had opened the form before some fields are cached and if you don't change them they will remain as they were before. We could try to change it if people don't want it at all. > 2) One of the probes selected by the traceroute6 measurement (ID 863) > does not have any IPv6 connectivity, if the info popup in the > «Participants for UDM: 1001615» map is to be believed. This is a case where a probe for some reason has a v6 address but it not routed. Currently, if a probe has a v6 address we consider it as v6 enable. In the future we could be smarter and filter out these kind of cases. > 3) We host two probes with near-100% uptime. If I understand the > documentation correctly, you get 15 credits per minute of uptime per > probe, which should result in an daily income of ~42000 credits. > However, the daily income is consistently ~14398. (Not that it is a > problem, considering the current usage cap of 15000 credits/day.) This changed today, from tomorrow on all of you will get the credits that specified in documentation. > > 4) It's been half an hour since I submitted the measurements but still > no results (scheduled them as ASAP). It would be nice if results started > coming back a bit quicker - especially if I'm submitting a UDM for the > purpose of debugging some ongoing connectivity problem. We are aware of this. It's already in our to-do list. For now, you can specify smaller frequency of you measurement so you will get it a bit earlier. > > Best regards, Regards, Andreas