Re: [94attendees] RIPE Atlas probes

Colin Petrie <cpetrie@ripe.net> Thu, 05 November 2015 12:56 UTC

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On 05/11/15 19:02, Somers-Harris, David | David | OPS wrote:
> Looking at the ASN's which you're targeting in Japan...
> ...most of these are mobile. 

Indeed many of them are mobile, and as a result we don't have great
coverage of them due to the obvious practical reasons.

> The only way I can think of hooking up a probe to a mobile network short
> of plugging in at the data center is to WiFi tether your probe to my
> mobile device. 

It's possible to have a fixed router with ethernet LAN ports and
3G/4G/LTE WAN interface. I have had an offer from someone who can
connect a probe to NTT docomo in that way :)

> Do these probes support WiFi, or does one need to plug the probe into
> their own antenna and leave their mobile device at home tethered? Now
> if you could stick a SIM into the probe that would be kind of cool.

No, they are designed to be plugged into ethernet only.

> Also, are you ineligible if you're only on ASN's in Japan which are not
> listed above?

Not at all - those were just the top-ranked ones that we don't have
coverage. If you have any others, we're always interested! Any network
we don't currently cover is great to have :)

Thanks,
Colin



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Colin Petrie
Systems Engineer
RIPE NCC