Frequently Asked Questions
What if I want to measure the activity of just one probe in a measurement?
The idea behind this method is to measure the condition of the target and its relation to the probes, rather than a means to check the status of an individual probe.
If your concern is the performance of a particular probe (or set of probes), you must measure that probe's connectivity against a known target. For these purposes, we recommend the use of a RIPE Atlas Anchor or some other target with a predictable status.
Do you implement any Caching?
In an effort to reduce the load on our servers, the results of
requests are cached for 1 minute. So, if you tailor your monitoring software to
query this service in intervals < 1 minute, you'll be wasting bandwidth and
resources on both sides.
Where can I find more examples for using Status Checks in monitoring systems?
A Github repo is being maintained by the community for examples in different monitoring systems. Feel free to add your own.