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Free tools to test self-hosted Internet services

Whenever I evaluate a candidate for a new server provider, migrate to one, or explore new services, I use a series of freely available online tools for many test. I have noticed that I tend to forget some of these tools or their website. So, I collected them once and for all on this page, for future reference. Server reachability and global availability. ping.pe Pings and conducts mtr tests, with...

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.