What is a network looking glass?
A Looking Glass is a tool commonly made available by ISPs to allow both peering partners as well as the general public to test the latency and routing of their network.
As part of our work on our new Swedish region, we've developed a looking glass to allow people to test our network before getting a server, as well as to help our peering partners diagnose routing faults.
We have a Public Discord now :)
How do you use it?
Simply go to our Looking Glass website: https://lg.privex.io/
Here are some example IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, as well as popular websites to try:
Simply enter one of these (or a website / IP address of your own choice) into the Hostname/IP box, and hit "Go".
Within 5-10 seconds, the result of the traceroute or ping test will show in the results box, allowing you to see the latency and/or path it takes from our Swedish network to the destination you've entered.
Try it out yourself at https://lg.privex.io/
It's also open source :)
We love to give back to the open source community by releasing many of our projects and libraries as open source on Github.
Our looking glass tool is written in Python 3, the only additional service requirements are Redis and RabbitMQ (no configuration needed, just install them from apt), and it's released under the GNU AGPL v3.
Here's the Github link: https://github.com/Privex/looking-glass
Please vote for our witness to help us fund more infrastructure like this for Steem projects. To vote for @privex, go to https://steemit.com/~witnesses and enter in the box at the bottom "privex", and press VOTE.
Thanks to everyone for all of your support. Without the Steem community, we would have never managed to get so far.
If you'd like to grab a server, just go to our website: https://www.privex.io - we accept STEEM, SBD, EOS, LTC, and BTC as payment. We offer both Virtual and Dedicated servers (all the way from 1gb up to 768gb of RAM).