[atlas] RIPE Atlas User-Defined Measurements Are Here!
Andreas Strikos astrikos at ripe.net
Wed Apr 4 09:17:48 CEST 2012
On 4/3/12 10:35 PM, Tore Anderson wrote: > * Andreas Strikos > >> On 4/3/12 4:06 PM, Tore Anderson wrote: >>> 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. > The UDM description appears to be generated by the system. There is, as > far as I can can tell, nowhere I can set a custom description when > creating the UDM, nor can I change it after the UDM has been created. > There is a last box in the form that allows you to edit and write your own description. Maybe is hidden because the form is too small for you. Try to maximize the UDM form and you will see it. >>> 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. > Another thing I came to think of here is that it would be nice with the > possibility to do a one-off measurement. I tried playing around with > setting the End field to the past or immediately in the future, and the > Interval really low, but it wouldn't let me add it because it > incorrectly calculates that it would cost too many credits - it appears > to be rounding up the duration of the UDM to 24 hours, I think. This is asked by several of you so we are already working on it. It should be out soon. > Also, it would be nice with a facility to search for probes, at least by > ASN and country, so that you can find the perfect probe(s) to run a UDM > from when debugging a specific problem. These pages might help you with this until we give a search option. https://atlas.ripe.net/contrib/coverage.html https://atlas.ripe.net/atlas/prb_coverage.html?asn_v6=[as number] Same logic for asn_v4,prefix_v4, prefix_v6, country But it's a good idea, it's worth implementing at some point. > > Best regards, Regards, Andreas