Theodore Baschak

Routing Guru. IPv6 Advocate. Operator of Hextet Systems (AS395089).

New Looking Glass

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:50:35 -0600 » Nerd Projects, IPv6, System Administration, Networking, CLI, Programming » Estimated read time: 1 min

I’ve often wished for a more customizable Looking Glass to run, which doesn’t necessarily need to include BGP output. I found this recently in LookingGlass which I have set up on

This simple but effective PHP script favours nginx for configuration which is more than fine with me, it is preferred. It also implements configurable rate limiting to prevent abuse. The setup script also creates/links whatever size test files you would like to offer as well which is quite handy. All-in-all a very handy package. The only thing which would add to this noc-tool-in-a-box would be if it perhaps automatically created a mini test site along with the download test links. :-)

I’ve submitted an issue with the upstream on this utility to install the mtr-tiny package on Debian instead of mtr. I may write this patch myself, and submit it too depending on upstream interest.