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  1. Publish the list of the monitoring nodes via multiple DNS records

    When our firewall (PFSense) is given a DNS record (such as monitors.updown.io), it will regularly query this record and turn it into a list of IP addresses - which are allowed to enter our internal network via NAT to query servers.

    So if you can setup and update something like monitors.updown.io with the 8 A records to Canada, Los Angeles, Frankfurt... we would have nothing to configure or update on our multiple firewalls 😄

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  2. Safebrowsing monitor

    Ability to monitor if website has been reported.

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    Thanks for this suggestion. I haven't communicated about this much but I actually already implemented this a couple years ago. It sends alerts and show in the dashboard with a "bug" icon. If you have a website for which this is not working as expected, please let me know so I can have a look!

  3. emphasize the 1 month rolling uptime over the 24 hours

    It is very easy to accidentally misread this as 100% uptime in the past 24 hours. This makes the page useless as a client-facing custom status page. (with or without whitelabel)

    If the "1 month" could be emphasized, or if the 24 hours heading could be pushed down and/or deemphasized it would be easier to read this correctly.

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  4. Improve API: allow CRUD on Email Alert Addresses and Pages

    We want to monitor 100+ servers, with new clients and servers coming regularly. We already can create the Checks via API - we would love to have APIs to:

    • create & update the status page for the client (with multiple checks)
    • create & update Email Alert Addresses for clients and bind them to Checks
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  5. I want to implement monitoring from only one country.

    I want to implement monitoring from only one country.
    I understand why they require more than one due to availability and other issues. However, I would like you to support the case where the web service specification allows access only from one country.

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    Well as a matter of fact I just implemented a way to bypass this limitation per account, so for people who are aware of the availability issue and risk of false-positive but want to do this anyway I can now allow it.

    I’ve just enabled this on your account. If other people are interested you can contact support.

    But I still recommend having two locations at least even if it means white-listing some updown.io instances if needed.

  6. Alert After X Failures

    Please add an option for the ICMP checking that allows alerts to have a threshold that requires a specified number of failures in a row to occur before an alert will be sent. That or allow the ICMP monitor to have a third time period that is the amount of time that the ICMP can be down before an alert is triggered as currently the "Check Interval" is the only time interval and it determines the amount of time in between checks.

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    This is already the case, thanks to the double check we only send alerts after 2 confirmations checks (so 3 down checks in total).

    And with the ICMP check in particular, each check sends 4 ping messages (with 5 second timeout) and is only considered down only if all 4 ping failed.

    So in total it would require 12 failed ping in a row (from at least two different locations) to send a “DOWN” alert.

  7. Still cannot prevent an updown.io check from following redirects

    I raised this same issue under this discussion almost two years - unfortunately it's been completely ignored: https://updown.uservoice.com/forums/177972-general/suggestions/38068798-add-the-ability-to-disable-following-redirects.

    I've worked around this in the past but it's starting to cause problems again, so I'm raising it again and this time I'll expand on the specifics of the problem I'm having.

    I run web services from behind Cloudflare. When you set up Cloudflare for proxying, you provide your backend DNS entries to them and enable proxying. They'll then create public facing DNS entries for you that point to Cloudflare, and proxy connections through to your backend. For this, Cloudflare automatically…

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    So this problem has now multiple fixes:


    1. It's possible to prevent following a redirect by specifying the HTTP status (302, 303, etc.) in the "contains" field.
    2. When a site has a dual stack redirection server pointing to an IPv4-only server, it'll now automatically disable dual stack monitoring.
    3. If for some reasons this is still an issue (for example a broken IPv6 you can't remove from DNS), I can still disable dual-stack manually as offered in the comments.
  8. Hyperlink to URL from main listing page

    I think it would be neat if there was a way to visit the URL from the UI. So if a website is down, I can just click on the URL/Endpoint to go directly to it but currently I would need to click edit and copy/paste it into the URL. Some endpoints are very specific so it makes it easier to navigate to.

    I have attached an example suggestion.

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  9. Mark Website as Down when Domain Expires

    When a domain has expired and is pointed back to something like a GoDaddy parking page, the monitor shows the site as up. See attached screenshot.

    For all intents and purposes, this should really show the website as down. It's easy to overlook for too long when you manage 80 - 100+ sites.

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    I am gonna mark this one as resolved as we've now implemented the domain expiration alerts in https://updown.uservoice.com/forums/177972-general/suggestions/36631813-warn-about-expiring-domain-names. It is not exactly the same thing because it will not consider the website as "down" if it still responds with 200OK but at least you can get notified. Also in the example shown in this screenshot, such error would definitely be considered as "down" as it's not even connecting, the monitoring was likely still 200OK because the configured DNS TTL had not expired yet and was still returning the old IP.

  10. Expected HTTP status codes

    Would be handy to have a simple "Yes a 405 here is okay" or something along those lines, for unusual but expected healthy status. Not sure how much development effort this would be to implement

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  11. notify mail per server

    we urgently need the option to enter additional mail recipients per server. The current option is too time-consuming for many monitored servers, since the new mail address is set for all servers when it is created and has to be deactivated again. Alternatively a select/deselect all option per mail address in the bulk edit list.

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    Hello, this is actually already possible, from the bulk edit page you can select/deselect all by clicking on the rows or columns headers. This allows you to add a recipient, quickly unselect all checks and then select only the checks you want.

  12. Make per-stack (IPv4/6) status more accessible

    Currently, many of the downtimes I experience affect only IPv6, whereas IPv4 continues to work as usual. However, there are currently several places in updown.io where it doesn’t distinguish between such a partial outage and complete unavailability (IPv4/6 both down). In those cases, it simply marks the check as “down”. This is a real shame given that updown.io already has dual stack monitoring out of the box and is able to show separate statuses on the dashbord like in the attached screenshot (which is awesome!). It would be extremely useful to have this data exposed elsewhere as well, in particular:

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  13. Zapier variabelen

    Ik wil graag de Updown.io meldingen door Zapier laten afhandelen. Echter het opmaken van de berichten naar derde apps kent weinig variabelen. Is het mogelijk om de huidige "Description sentence" op te knippen in lossen variabelen zodat we in staat gesteld worden om zelf berichten op te stellen?

    Bijvoorbeeld:
    1. Gebruikersvriendelijke naam
    2. De monitoring URL
    3. Event type up/down/ssl invalide
    4. Down since
    5. Reason
    6. Etc.

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    Hi,

    First of all please write in English here so other users can benefit from this too.

    About Zapier variable, it is totally possible to write more custom messages with many variables but in that case you need to use the individual specific events (see screenshot) instead of the generic one (“new alert”). We can’t provide all variables in the generic event. You need to use Zapier integration v1.1.2 at least to see all events here as I recently made more of them visible.

  14. Make a warning icon appear when an SSL is within the 30 days expiry

    Make a warning icon appear on the. main checks page when an SSL is within the 30 days expiry. Ive just added a site now to test your system and it expires in 6 days time, so its missed the 30. 14 and 7 and its not drawing my attention to the fact it needs renewing very quickly.

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  15. Include small response body in notifications directly

    I typically implement a health check/status endpoint in my services, so it will return both a JSON response, and a valid HTTP status code (eg. 200 on success, 500 on error, for example).

    Thing is, when I use this in combination with updown.io, I only get notifications that specify the reason based on the error code, eg. "Internal Server Error".

    What I'd really want here is to have at least the Slack notifications include the entire response, or even just part of the response.

    I'd even be fine if it only worked like this when you use the "contains" functionality,…

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    This has just been deployed. You’ll now find in your down alert email an extract of the response alongside the string you configured for search in updown (that was already present before). There will also be a more visible link to the details page (to check the complete response received).

  16. Link to status page from apdex alert mail

    In the body of the Apdex alert mail (or maybe every alert mail?), can you include a link to the status page of that site? This makes it easy to check the current state of a site, if the mail is already a few hours old.

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  17. Warn about expiring domain names

    Domain name registration expiry notice

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  18. Add the ability to disable following redirects

    Currently updown.io will follow 302 redirects when checking if a service is up. In the curl commands that are emailed when downtime is detected, this is achieved via the -L flag. It would be good if this could be disabled, so that the actual endpoint given is tested and not the endpoint at the end of the 302(s).

    An example of when this might be useful: I have a few endpoints that simply 302 to another endpoint, which I don't maintain / own / have any control over. I'm less interested in whether those endpoints are up, and more interested…

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    This is now possible, the "contains" attribute can accept an HTTP status and if you specify any of the intermediary redirect status (e.g. 302, 303, 307...) then the monitoring will stop here and consider the check as UP instead of following the redirect.


    About the SSL certificate analysis, it is actually always carried on the first endpoint before any redirection, it does not follow them and never has. If you have any counter example please let me know so we can have a look.

  19. Allow URLs with non-ascii symbols

    Allow monitoring a URL suck as http://wikipedia.org/wiki/λ or http://wikipedia.org/wiki/🍔. It's annoying to manually have to URL-encode URLs and it's hard to see what the “real” URL is in the list when it's all percentage signs and numbers.

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  20. Provide virus and malware alerts

    Integrate with a third-party (for example virusdie) to provide their virus/malware scan of your website for free.

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