[atlas] Protocol/Technology testing?
Daniel AJ Sokolov daniel at sokolov.eu.org
Sun Feb 12 07:00:47 CET 2012
Hello, Are there any plans to extend the Atlas probe's functionality from simple Pings to more sophisticated testing? For example: Can actual payloads be transferred (http, ftp, SMTP, NNTP etc.) and with which parameters? Is encryption available (https, ssh, starttls, etc.)? Some countries and/or ISPs restrict what users can do. Currently, Iran is inhibiting all encrypted international connection. For the users on the ground this is horrible - no gmail, no yahoo, no online banking, no Tor network - no proivacy! Yet on the Atlas network everything seems to be fine, as pings still work. (However, only one of the six probes is online, the rest has been offline for weeks. And the one that is online was offline for weeks until a few days ago. I'm not sure what the issue is there.) It would be good to know if some protocols are not available in a certain jurisdiction. Of course, such tests could be done at a much lower rate than Pings - some maybe every hour, others every couple of hours. Then again, the probes might not be mighty enough? BR Daniel AJ -- Follow me on twitter @newstik http://twitter.com/newstik