a way to monitor health of (people's open) network
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Peoples Open Network Monitor Page

To help monitor network health.

Build Status

Currently, exit node hits a url at https://peoplesopen.herokuapp.com using monitor.sh script. This relays information about the number of active routes and number of active gateways. If the exit node doesn't check-in for longer than 2 minutes, it is assumed to be down.

Uses memcache/memjs and is supposed to run on heroku.

Leaves much room for improvement ;)

Running locally

Step-by-step guide.

0. install deps

sudo apt-get install memcached mongodb

1. clone this repository

Open a terminal, install git and clone this repository using:

cd [your projects directory]
git clone https://github.com/sudomesh/monitor
cd monitor

This should create a new directory called monitor in your projects directory.

2. install node dependencies

npm install

3. copy some configuration files

cp dev.env .env

4. start memcached

memcached -v

5. start mongodb

mongod --dbpath=data

This will create a folder in monitor called data where mongo writes all of its database files.

6. setup mongodb

node setup-db.py

7. launch the app locally using npm start

Check whether your app launched properly by going to http://localhost:3000 in your favorite browser.

By default, you should see a notification that the exit node is down. To simulate exit node activity, open a commandline in the monitor directory and execute nodejs ./simulate-activity.js. This script sets a key-value pair on memcache in such a way that the monitor page gets all like "hey, this exit node is alive!"

After running this, reload your local monitor page and the page should indicate that the exit monitor is up. After 2 minutes, this is no longer the case, because the activity metrics expire.

For more information, see https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/memcachier#local-usage .

Running tests

To run tests, first install jasmine using npm install jasmine -g. Then, you can run the tests using npm test.


PRs (and additional commits against them) will always trigger a Travis build. Successful Travis builds will spin up a dev deployment on Heroku automatically if the branch is in the repo, and dev deployments can be triggered manually by maintainers if the PR is from a fork.

Merges into master and commits directly against master will both trigger Travis builds. Successful builds are then deployed to production.

As PRs from forks do not automatically deploy review applications, new contributors may wish to deploy their own Heroku instances. You won't be able to see your logs, but dev (free) application is otherwise sufficient for this purpose.

Setting up your own Heroku instance

Make sure to enable the memcachier addon.

heroku addons:create memcachier:dev

If you you are not familiar with heroku, please see https://heroku.com.

To install the heroku cli, see https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-cli. To check whether you installed the heroku cli correctly, run heroku --version. Expected results is something like:

$ heroku --version
heroku-cli/6.11.17 (linux-x64) node-v7.10.0

To push to current production server, get access push access and add the following to .git/config:

[remote "heroku"]
url = https://git.heroku.com/peoplesopen.git
fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/heroku/*

Get involved!

We are happy to receive bug reports, fixes, documentation enhancements, and other improvements.

Please report bugs via the github issue tracker.