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There are many ways and approaches - including hardware and equipment - for setting up home networks. Rootconf is organizing monthly meetups, where participants can share experiences with setting up and monitoring home networks. The idea is to learn from peers and share + build a knowledge repository on gear, approach, debugging, etc.

This series is shephered by Gaurav Chaturvedi, Karan Sharma and Swapneel Patnekar

Submit a presentation about your home networks: The monthly sessions will feature your home network sertup projects. Submit your project here: https://hasgeek.com/rootconf/setting-up-and-monitoring-home-networks/proposals

References:
1. Karan’s post on ISP Monitoring

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Karan Sharma

@karansharma1295

Monitoring my home ISP network

Submitted Sep 22, 2020

In this session, I’ll show my network monitoring dashboard which involves monitoring using ICMP probes to measure latencies to various upstreams. Network monitoring comes handy if you want to troubleshoot problems with your local router or ISP routing issues.

Outline

Telegraf is a very powerful and “extensible” agent which can collect various metrics about your network stack (HTTP/DNS/ICMP probes). In this session, I’ll show how I hosted Telegraf agent on Raspberry Pi 4 connected to my home LAN and scraped metrics using Prometheus hosted on a VPS. I’ll also brief over various queries used to create Grafana dashboard to display important information about latencies and respose times. My home network is a mesh network created via Tailscale VPN so we’d also get some insights on how it has helped to manage different components of the stack easily.

Requirements

  • A local compute where you can run monitoring agents on. Raspberry Pi for eg.

Speaker bio

I’m a developer/ops with interest in all things Observability, Self Hosting and Networking.

Links

  • https://mrkaran.dev/posts/isp-monitoring/

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