Launch of New Node Monitoring Tool lndmon Announced by Lightning Network Dev

  • The new node monitoring tool has been dubbed ‘Indom’ by its creators.
  • It is being said that through the use of Indom, some of today’s existing peer-to-peer network problems can be avoided completely.

As per an all new blog post published by software developer Valentine Wallace a couple of days back, second-layer payment protocol — The Lightning Network — now has a new node monitoring tool available for use. The technology in question is called Indmon and it has been described as a “drop-in, dockerized monitoring solution” by its creators.

The primary goal of this tool, as per its developers, is to help avoid some niche’ network issues before they even arise. In regards to this development, it is worth highlighting that all through 2019, the market saw the emergence of various peer-to-peer network related problems that could have easily been avoided through the use of node monitors.

On the subject Wallace added:

“A routing node operator may want to be notified if multiple channels are closed in rapid succession or if their peer connections show signs of instability.”

In addition to avoiding potential network problems, Valentine’s above stated post also talks about other use cases for this technology.

For example, the monitoring tool can also be used for a host of financial reasons — such as trend observations, cost analysis etc.

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