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

Janusz Jezowicz janusz at
Thu Nov 19 10:52:44 UTC 2015

Hello Kurt,

Like others have commented RIPE Atlas works very well and many people use
it with much success. The only limiting factor for you will be HTTP GET
tests but for other tests you mentioned it will run fine. I would
definitely recommend to give it one more try.

I would like to mention our service - ProbeAPI ( We
are a new service launched this year. I believe we tick all the boxes for
your requirements. For non-commercial purposes API access is free.
Otherwise feel free to get in touch.

To anyone else - yes this is self-promotion I am new to the group (more
involved in RIPE community than NANOG). I think this is very relevant to
Kurt's question but if you don't think its appropriate please do let me



On 18 November 2015 at 18:28, Kurt Kraut via NANOG <nanog at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> The only company I know allow such thing is ThousandEyes, but it is
> brutally and inexplicably expensive and doesn't fit perfectly to what I'm
> looking for. It has a paradigm I'm willing to monitor 24x7 specific targets
> from multiple points of view. I need to make tests on demand, on different
> targets and URLs.
> Does anyone know such service, DNS lookup, traceroute, ping and HTTP GET as
> a service from multiple nodes geographically spread?
> Thanks in advance,
> Kurt Kraut

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