Monthly Archives: February 2016

Release Notes: January

Here at MxToolbox, we realized that simply releasing new features was insufficient.  We thought maybe you, our customers, might actually like us to tell you what we’ve accomplished. We’ll be doing this more often to help you find new things and new features.

The last month was a good start to the year.  Here a few things that we thought might interest you:

Free Tools

  • DNS Zone Protect Product page now has an AXFR lookup.  Return all the DNS entries for your domain in a single query is AXFR is enabled.  Get more information on DNS Zone Protect.
  • Bulk Lookup for Free Users.  A new link to the Bulk Lookup Tool is available via the toolbar on the homepage.
  • Time Zones are now properly respected for monitors and lookups.  There were some inconsistencies.

Paid Monitoring

  • Get better availability information on your monitors and adjustable date ranges.
  • Fixed Support link for Service Provider customers.
  • Service Provider customers can now have stacked notifications or individual transition notifications.
  • Corrected the way User defined filters worked.
  • Fixed a bug where some customers were not able to complete delisting requests.

As always, let us know if you have any Feedback!

New MxToolBox Monitoring Feature: Pausing Monitors

Sometimes, there comes a point when a server needs to be taken down for temporary maintenance. Whether you are monitoring that server for performance or availability, you more than likely don’t want to get inundated with down alerts or, worse,  go through the process of removing the monitor in order to stop the alerts – only to re-add it again later.

With that in mind, MxToolBox recently released a new feature for pausing your monitor. Whenever you need to take server offline, you can simply pause/disable your MxToolBox monitor until you are ready to bring the server back online.

To access this feature:

  • Select the monitor you wish to pause
  • Select the “Edit” tab
  • Choose “Disable Monitor”.

When you are ready to unpause your monitor:

  • Select the “Disabled” button in the status bar of your monitoring dashboard
  • Select your monitor
  • Click “Edit”
  • Select “Enable Monitor”

Bam! your monitor is now active again and ready to start tracking.