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Constellix Sonar Lite App

The Constellix Sonar Lite Application allow you to run traceroutes, web checks and  many other DNS tests from any Constellix Sonar Monitoring location in the world.

Traceroute


USER ACTION

1.  In the first box Enter Host Name, type in your host name (this is the website you want to perform a traceroute on).

2. Click the Select Protocol drop down menu and choose either UDP, ICMP or TCP.

3.  Click the Select Location drop down menu and choose one of our monitoring node locations from the list.

4. In the Port text box, enter the port number you wish to check.

5.  Click Run Trace button to perform your desired traceroute.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:


DNS Lookup

USER ACTION:

1.  To perform a DNS lookup, first enter your Host Name (the domain you want to query).

2.  Choose one of the Monitoring Locations from the drop down menu.

3.  Choose your desired Record Type from the second drop down.

4.  Select the Name Server you want to query from the drop down menu.  If your desired name server is not provided, you can enter it below in the text box.

5.  Click Run DNS Lookup to send your request.

Once you load your results, you can either share them on Twitter or Email, or you can view the DNS Traceroute of the same query. Just click View Traceroute to Name Server.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

DNS Trace

USER ACTION:

1. To conduct a DNS Trace, enter your Host Name in the provided text box. Click the Run DNS Trace button.

2. Once your results load, you can share your results via Text, Twitter, Facebook or Email using the icons at the bottom of the page.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

TCP Check

USER ACTION:

1. To perform a TCP check, first enter your Host Name (the domain you want to query).

2. In the Port text box, enter the port number you wish to check

3. In the IP Version drop down, select either IPv4 or IPv6

4. Click the Monitoring Location drop down menu and choose one of our monitoring node locations from the list. Click Run TCP Check to send your request.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

HTTP Check

USER ACTION:

1. To perform a HTTP check, first enter your Host Name (the domain you want to query).

2. In the IP Version drop down, select either IPv4 or IPv6

3. Click the Monitoring Location drop down menu and choose one of our monitoring node locations from the list. Click Run HTTP Check to send your request.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

HTTPS Check

USER ACTION:

1. To perform a HTTPS check, first enter your Host Name (the domain you want to query).

2. In the IP Version drop down, select either IPv4 or IPv6

3. Click the Monitoring Location drop down menu and choose one of our monitoring node locations from the list. Click Run HTTPS Check to send your request.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

Whois

USER ACTION:

1. To conduct a Whois, enter your Host Name in the provided text box. Click the Run Whois button.

2. Once your results load, you can share your results via Text, Twitter, Facebook or Email using the icons at the bottom of the page.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

Geo IP

USER ACTION:

1. To conduct a Geo IP test, enter your Host Name in the provided text box. Click the Run Geo IP button.

2. Once your results load, you can share your results via Text, Twitter, Facebook or Email using the icons at the bottom of the page.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

Delegated NS

USER ACTION:

1. To run a check on Delegated NS, enter your Host Name in the provided text box. Click the Run DNS button.

2. Once your results load, you can share your results via Text, Twitter, Facebook or Email using the icons at the bottom of the page.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

Troubleshoot

1. To start the troubleshooting process, enter your Host Name in the provided text box as well as selecting the location to run the tests from. Click the Begin button.

2. The troubleshooting process will go through a series of tools previously mentioned in this article starting with a Whois. To continue through the process, just keep tapping on Next Step. 

3. After a Whois, it will check the NS records at the TLDNS, then at the Authoritative DNS, then Host Name Resolution, Layer 3 Connectivity over ports 80 and 443, and finally it will check Layer 7 Connectivity by status code (200OK, 301, 404, etc).

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