Ticket #620 (new)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Tool for displaying problems in ISPs' operation

Reported by: mitar Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Ideas for the future
Component: other Version:
Keywords: projectideas, biggerproject Cc:
Related nodes: Realization state:
Blocking: Effort: normal
Blocked by: Security sensitive: no

Description (last modified by mitar) (diff)

Because we have such great system for monitoring the networks status and we are indirectly using many different Internet providers for VPN tunnels we can detect problems in their operation through problems in VPN tunnels. This could be displayed as an aggregated data for interested public, like webmasters, which could check if client's ISP have problems when client would call them and say that their site does not work properly, for example. Also so that user can see if it is only his problem with the Internet or some general problem of her ISP.

Similar could be done also for electricity, just instead of aggregating by ISPs, problems with nodes could be aggregated by geographical area (like that part of town seems to be without electricity, or Internet, or both).

We could also support collecting/sending data from other users, who maybe are not participating in the network but would anyway be prepared to run some small program on their servers which would report the quality of the connection. Maybe even in the P2P fashion so that multiple connections could be measured.

(This could be also an independent portal or some sub-service/sub-page.)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by mitar

Something similar for web services.

Last edited 7 years ago by mitar (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Musti

  • Blocking set to 783

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Musti

  • Blocking 783 deleted

(In #783) Related #620

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by mitar

  • Component changed from ostalo to other

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by mitar

  • Keywords projectideas, biggerproject, gsoc added
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Orodje za prikaz težav delovanja Internetnih ponudnikov to Tool for displaying problems in ISPs' operation

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by stefanb

Of course node's connection details should be gathered from VPN servers, as seen by them via traceroute. This would allow not only grouping by ISP, but also by their internal infrastructure (FTTH/ADSL/cable swhitch boxes) and geography.

Groups can then be visualized in topology charts #474.
Single points of failure can be identified #387.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by mitar

There is also #783.

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by mitar

  • Keywords biggerproject added; biggerproject, gsoc removed

Probably this can be simply done by using Bismark, #1183.

Removing for now from GSoC ideas list.

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