Hosting a RIPE Atlas probe on your network

Have you heard about Ripe Atlas project ?
RIPE Atlas
RIPE NCC is running an excellent project called RIPE Atlas from few years. This is one of the largest distributed network measurement projects where thousands of users host small devices called RIPE Atlas Probes on their networks, home connections, data centers etc. These probes do measurement under both public and private category and make that data available publicly for use by network engineers and helps in optimising routing.

These can help other users to run ping, trace route etc from other networks to detect latency, routing issues.

I have been hosting few of these and wanted to check with other users in India if they can host some devices.
It does not have any major requirements and just need USB power, uses 4-5kbps internet for tests and be available online 24/7.

I have 2 devices which I can share at this time.

To setup new device will need your email(invite and account for accessing online tools) and ISP details(ASN) to set it up.

Some more explaining how Ripe Atlas works and can help Network users/teams
RIPE Atlas - Wikipedia
RIPE ATLAS and Benefits of Hosting it in your Indian ISP Network | Mumbai IX Blogs
RIPE Atlas Probe Stats
RIPE Atlas Measurements
 

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@Anurag Bhatia or @swapneelp can send you in 2-3 days.
 

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Anurag Bhatia sent me on August 10th and I recieved it in August 12th.

RIPE took a long time (~10-15days) because it came from Netherlands.
 
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India recently just crossed 100 active probes!


Touched 100 probes on 8/9/2020
 


pswapneel

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I am running way behind schedule in sending the probes to folks within India(primarily since the probes are in my office and I have yet to schedule a visit during off peak hours. Haven't visited since 15th March :whistle:). So, technically all probes at my end have already been taken.

Having said that, RIPE NCC are in the process of shipping a few probes to me this week. I'll update here as soon as I receive them.
 
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@swapneelp I have a query. The probes that you provide, are they added in your atlas id or in the receiver's atlas id?
Also, can I have more than one probe? (Have a probe running on my pi)
 


pswapneel

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@deezcnuts Yes, they are added under our account by RIPE NCC. i.e The probes which are given by RIPE Atlas Ambassadors like myself or @Anurag Bhatia do not need to be registered. We register the probe with the host's email address(RIPE atlas account) and a name and ship them. That way we're also able to track if the probes are down for a large amount of time.

Yes, you can certainly have an additional probe as long as it's not in the same network :D

Note - If you have/had applied for a probe directly from RIPE NCC, you need to register the probe.

Speaking of which, all folks who are hosting a probe (hardware or software), please make sure you have notifications enabled for the probe. By default, it isn't enabled. That way you will get an email from the system if the probe goes offline.

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Already got the probe one week back. Thanks to @Anurag Bhatia, it got transferred to my account today. Previously when it was not in my name it was showing connection graph complete but now it hides it. @varkey @JB701 @pswapneel anyone. I am accessing it publicly, not from my account
 

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i think its because it got transferred. The graphs should be fine from now. Unless I misinterpreted the question lol
 
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So one more question my probe has tag doesn't resolve aaaa. Is it ok to have the same. When i restarted it, it was gone but not its again showing. If its not ok how to remove it.