Check for Silence in Audio Streams

We’re happy to announce a new volume detection feature for audio streams.

Our AUDIO check is great at making sure your stream is up and running but until this update we didn’t have a way to tell if the audio playing was dead air. Silence detection is an important part of providing audio streaming and NodePing can now send you notifications if your Internet radio, podcast, or other audio stream is playing silence instead of your content.

Our volume detection samples 10 seconds of your stream and computes an average decibel level of the audio. If that detected volume level is lower than your configured threshold (-90 to 0 with a default of -45) your AUDIO check will fail and you’ll receive any configured alerts.

Dead air detection takes more resources (CPU, RAM, bandwidth) so the new feature is only available in our “Provider” plan.  If you’re a current NodePing customer and would like to try it out, please let us know and we can provide a temporary free upgrade for you to kick the tires. If you don’t yet have a NodePing account, please sign up for our 15-day, free trial and then go to the billing section and upgrade your trial (still free) to a “Provider” plan to get access to the new feature in your AUDIO checks.

For more information check our AUDIO check documentation or contact us. We’d love to hear what you think of the new feature and what you’d like to see next.

Probe Server Change [WA]

The following probe server will be changing IP addresses on 2019-05-29:

Seattle, Washington (WA) – USA

(107.161.26.116 / 2604:180:1:2d0::e5c9)
to
(173.205.92.154 / 2607:fcd0:cd00:a00::10)

 

Please adjust your firewalls appropriately if you whitelist so your checks do not fail because of the probe IP address changes.

An always current and updated list of all the IP addresses for our probe servers can be found in the FAQ, a text file, and via DNS query, probes.nodeping.com.

Probe Server Changes [IL]

The following probe server will be changing IP addresses on 2019-04-24:

Chicago, Illinois (IL) – USA

(162.212.158.87 / 2607:9000:0:35::1f54:9bad)
to
(96.9.222.119 / 2602:ffc8:3d02::190:4ae6)

 

Please adjust your firewalls appropriately if you whitelist so your checks do not fail because of the probe IP address changes.

An always current and updated list of all the IP addresses for our probe servers can be found in the FAQ, a text file, and via DNS query, probes.nodeping.com.

 

[UPDATE – 2019-04-24 13:26GMT-6] – IP change complete.

Probe Server Changes [UK]

The following probe server will be changing IP addresses on 2019/01/16:

Leeds, England (UK) – GB
(109.75.172.133 / 2a00:f9c0:0:405::12)

to

Rugby, England (UK) – GB
(78.157.200.148 / 2a01:a500:375:1::25:4617)

 

Please adjust your firewalls appropriately if you whitelist so your checks do not fail because of the probe IP address changes.

An always current and updated list of all the IP addresses for our probe servers can be found in the FAQ, a text file, and via DNS query, probes.nodeping.com.

 

[UPDATE – 2019-01-16 13:10GMT-6] – IP change complete.

Probe Server Changes [TX, AR] and Removal [SE]

The following probe server will be removed on 2018/12/12:

Goeteborg, Sweden (SE) – SE
(185.86.148.18 / 2a02:7aa0:1619::4b6a:706a)

The following probe servers will be changing IP addresses on 2018/12/12:

Dallas, Texas (TX) – USA

(45.58.61.34 / 2604:6600:2000:c::2)
to
(198.96.95.50 / 2607:fcd0:da80:4300::10)

Federal, Argentina (AR) – AR

(190.12.101.90)
to
(190.210.176.48)

 

Please adjust your firewalls appropriately if you whitelist so your checks do not fail because of the probe IP address changes.

An always current and updated list of all the IP addresses for our probe servers can be found in the FAQ, a text file, and via DNS query, probes.nodeping.com.

 

[UPDATE – 2018-12-12 15:08GMT-6] – IP changes and probe removal complete.

Probe Server Changes [IL]

The following probe server will be changing IP addresses on 2018/11/14:

Chicago, Illinois (IL) – USA

(104.128.57.130 / 2607:f128:4a:16::10)
to
(162.212.158.87 / 2607:9000:0:35::1f54:9bad)

 

Please adjust your firewalls appropriately if you whitelist so your checks do not fail because of the probe IP address changes.

An always current and updated list of all the IP addresses for our probe servers can be found in the FAQ, a text file, and via DNS query, probes.nodeping.com.

 

[UPDATE – 2018-11-14 12:35GMT-6] – IP change complete.

WHMCS Module Update

Fresh update for our WHMCS module.  Changes include:

Use our WHMCS module to add NodePing uptime monitoring to your hosting/server offerings.

Get the new module file here.