Is there a DNS lookup, traceroute, ping and HTTP GET as a service?

Hank Nussbacher hank at
Wed Nov 18 16:50:19 UTC 2015

At 14:38 18/11/2015 -0200, Kurt Kraut via NANOG wrote:



>Thank you for the quick replies. Sorry for not being clear enough: I need
>it to have an API so I can integrate it with my own solution, generate my
>own metrics. So looking glasses are pretty much useless: they don't support
>HTTP GET and DNS lookup (usually) and the parsing for so many different
>HTML or telnet sources would be very time consuming.
>Also I've seen many looking glasses with captchas to halt these intents. So
>I need a SaaS with an API for these tests.
>About RIPE ATLAS, I already have one of their boxes and it never worked.
>Simply doesn't appear as online. Their support just barely gave me some
>tips but with no meaningful result. I need something reliable and I'm
>willing to pay for this service. RIPE Atlas falls in the category of 'best
>Best regards,
>Kurt Kraut
>2015-11-18 14:32 GMT-02:00 William Herrin <bill at>:
> > On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Kurt Kraut via NANOG <nanog at>
> > wrote:
> > > I'm evaluating different datacenters and vendors accross the globe and it
> > > isn't worthy to perform tests like DNS, traceroute, ping and HTTP GET
> > from
> > > my office. I need to be able to perform this tests remotely, from
> > multiple
> > > endpoints.
> >
> > For common tests like ping and traceroute, google "ip looking glass".
> > There are a lot of them in a lot of locations, all free to use.
> >
> > -Bill
> >
> >
> > --
> > William Herrin ................ herrin at  bill at
> > Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <>
> >

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