[atlas] HTTP or not HTTP?
Robert Kisteleki robert at ripe.net
Wed Jul 31 09:16:29 CEST 2013
On 2013.07.30. 23:20, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote: > I'm surprised to see in UDM documentation that you can do HTTP > measurements: > > https://atlas.ripe.net/doc/udm#http-http6 > > But I do not find this option in the "Choose a measurement" menu of > the Web interface. > > And it is not documented in the REST API: > > https://atlas.ripe.net/doc/measurement-creation-api/ > >> type: One of ping,traceroute,dns or sslcert > > So, can we do HTTP measurements with the Atlas probes? Hello, Technically Atlas can do HTTP measurements. However, we have not publicly enabled this, because HTTP measurements using remote probes can have unintended consequences for the host of those probes. We plan to initiate a policy discussion about this topic, in order to get guidance from the community. Stay tuned! Note that this topic came up before: http://www.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/ripe-atlas/2012-August/000552.html Regards, Robert Kisteleki