XyloSiteMonitor

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Artifact ID: 454d2e8a13b35532dc48da604c62f114d707f67c54712cc614b7c24478ad11ab
Page Name:XyloSiteMonitor
Date: 2018-11-03 22:06:50
Original User: xylon
Parent: 396579300142cb2f168e7b3712abd176aeb91684f8e15c4bb0fa6fb2d4cc9f2e (diff)
Next ba43ba26f36481cbf3e36a3b667ac4536c8d17286e23a81146bf88934d36b10d
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Websites to be tested are defined in a beautiful YAML format. XyloSiteMonitor is a python script in a single file which reads these definitions and tests every combination of IPversion, TLS vs no-TLS and www vs no-www.

It produces a nice report and can be told to pass the report to a local mail-server.

Here's some example yaml, that tests Free Software UK:

- name: Free Software UK
  expected string: Free Software UK
  canonical address: https://www.freesoftwareuk.org.uk/
  urls:
  - url: www.freesoftwareuk.org.uk
    tests:
    - action: return string
      protocols:
        - TLS
    - action: redirect
      protocols:
        - no-TLS
  - url: freesoftwareuk.org.uk
    tests:
    - action: redirect
      protocols:
        - TLS
        - no-TLS

This translates into all 8 checks required and produces the following output:

IPv4, does "www.freesoftwareuk.org.uk" return string over "TLS"?                                                                                                                                                   
 Test Success!                                                                                                                                                                                                     
IPv6, does "www.freesoftwareuk.org.uk" return string over "TLS"?                                                                                                                                                   
 Test Success!                                                                                                                                                                                                     
IPv4, does "www.freesoftwareuk.org.uk" redirect over "no-TLS"?                                                                                                                                                     
 Test Success!                                                                                                                                                                                                     
IPv6, does "www.freesoftwareuk.org.uk" redirect over "no-TLS"?                                                                                                                                                     
 Test Success!                                                                                                                                                                                                     
IPv4, does "freesoftwareuk.org.uk" redirect over "TLS"?                                                                                                                                                            
 Test Success!                                                                                                                                                                                                     
IPv6, does "freesoftwareuk.org.uk" redirect over "TLS"?                                                                                                                                                            
 Test Success!                                                                                                                                                                                                     
IPv4, does "freesoftwareuk.org.uk" redirect over "no-TLS"?                                                                                                                                                         
 Test Success!                                                                                                                                                                                                     
IPv6, does "freesoftwareuk.org.uk" redirect over "no-TLS"?                                                                                                                                                         
 Test Success!

Summary:                                                                                                                                                                                                           
8 tests passed                                                                                                                                             
0 tests failed

To monitor all 10 of my websites like this requires 64 checks. To get this many checks with UptimeRobot would require a Pro plan and it wouldn't allow me to test IPv4 vs 6. Rival service PingDom can do IPv4 or 6 but this many checks would require an "Advanced" plan for £48 GBP per month (ROFL).

If you don't like YAML this probably isn't for you because it's wholly based on YAML.

Dependencies are: python3 python3-yaml python3-pycurl

To find out the options please run:

./xylositemonitor.py --help