this June story. For those who aren't, Netalyzr is a free network measurement and debugging applet designed to check for a wide
range of network problems and neutrality violations, including unadvertised port filtering, DNS wildcarding, and hidden proxy servers. We are pleased to announce that Netalyzr is now out of beta. We've made many enhancements, user interface cleanups, and added a bevy of new tests such as enhanced DNS probing and checking for problems with fragmented traffic. Since the Internet is changing constantly, we would love it if
Slashdot readers would (re-)run Netalyzr so we can see how things have evolved since June. More generally, the Netalyzr project aims to
compile a comprehensive survey of the health of the Internet's edge. Your help in making the study a success is greatly appreciated — thanks!"
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I have a pair of external FW800 drives in a software RAID-1 configuration. Every month I bring one of them home from the office, remirror, break the mirror again and take it back to the office.
If I have a total system loss (fire, theft, etc.) I'm worst case 1 month out of date.
My very critical data that I can't tolerate a 1 month loss of, I use online backup (http://www.tarsnap.com)