This area provides the ability to test the network
connectivity of Webinator and find what web and file server documents look
like to it. It is divided into two sections. The first section is for testing
Webinator fetching and processing of urls. The second section is for
testing Webinator's general network connectivity.
- Test URL fetch
This is the same functionality as found in
Test Fetch in a profile's
Tools. Please see its documentation (here) for more
- Test Network
There are several network tests available. As many as desired may be done
together. Each will be executed in sequence one after the other and the
results presented together on one page.
- Find IP
Look up an IP address for a given host. Options (correspond to walk DNS Mode settings):
- Internal - Perform the lookup using internal parallelizing routines.
- System - Perform the lookup using standard system routines.
Send ping packets to the given hostname or IP address to determine reachability and speed. Check
Gateway to ping the configured gateway address.
A handful of packets will be sent and statistics about each and a summary
of response times and loss will be displayed.
Note that not all machines respond to ping and some firewalls block ping.
Page fetching may still work even if ping doesn't.
Trace the network route to the given hostname or IP address to determine reachability and spot possible problem areas. It will display one line for each
hop along the network route to the target machine. Asterisks (*) indicate
a problem finding the next hop.
Note that some firewalls and routers block traceroute.
Page fetching may still work even if traceroute doesn't.
Send a small test email to the given email address. This will test
Webinator's email configuration as well as the recipient's ability to
receive emails from Webinator. If the recipient doesn't get the
test email look in System → Manage Logs
→ maillog` to see if the message was handed off
successfully. If it was handed off check the recipient's spam folder.
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