Vesna Manojlovic

RIPE Atlas User-Defined Measurements Are Here

Vesna Manojlovic
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RIPE Atlas user-defined measurements are here! Hosts and sponsors can begin creating personalised measurements from probes around the globe.

Have you ever wanted to check the reachability of a system from a remote location?

With RIPE Atlas user defined measurements (UDMs), you don't need to ask someone to test for you – you can do it yourself !

All RIPE Atlas hosts and sponsors have received credits (which can be used to run measurements) based on probe uptime. To access UDMs, either sign in to the RIPE Atlas website with your RIPE NCC Access credentials and click the 'UDMs' link at the top right, or – if you have already signed on – go directly to the UDMs page .

RIPE Atlas user-defined measurement ping result 2

Figure 1: Example ping result from user-defined measurement

For the time being, we have created a fairly low rate limit, which we expect to increase over time.

Currently, you can schedule two simultaneous measurements to the targets of your choice, from up to ten probes. You can specify parameters like the area of the probes, IPv4 or IPv6, timing of the measurement, and type (currently ping or traceroute). And you need to have a sufficient number of credits!

For details on how to create a UDM, how the credit system works, limits, and other information, refer to the UDM documentation . Discussion and questions about UDM can be directed to the ripe-atlas mailing list.

If you are interested in learning more about UDM, or would like to talk to other people who are using UDM, consider joining us for a UDM "Birds of a Feather" (BoF) session at RIPE 64 in Ljubljana .

Happy measuring!

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About the author

Vesna Manojlovic is Community Builder at RIPE NCC. Vesna joined the RIPE NCC as a Trainer in 1999. In 2003, she took responsibility for developing and delivering advanced courses, such as RPSL, Routing Registry, DNSSEC and IPv6. In 2008, she lead efforts to establish IPv6 RIPEness as a measure of IPv6 deployment among LIRs. In 2011, she joined the Science Division as Manager of the Measurements Community Building team; in 2015 she moved to Communications Department as Senior Community Builder, with a focus on organising hackathons. Vesna gives presentations at many technical conferences and workshops, and enjoys visiting hackerspaces. Vesna received a Batchelor of Sciences Degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She has three children.

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