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Privacy-preserving notifications with Dappnode's Ethical Monitor

Privacy-preserving notifications with Dappnode's Ethical Monitor

Back in January 2023, we made a blog post about the challenges of a monitoring service that preserves privacy. A few days ago, Dappnode finally launched its new feature called Ethical Monitor. Designed to keep you informed about important information about your machine (like when it is offline) while prioritizing your privacy, learn how Ethical Monitor utilizes Tor's hidden service to securely transmit metrics and provide timely alerts without compromising your identity.


Maintaining Privacy and Security: Leveraging Tor's Hidden Service

The Ethical Monitor utilizes the Tor network to establish a shielded, private and secure channel for transmitting metrics about your Dappnode. 

The Tor network is notably used for whistleblowers to submit documents with little fear of being tracked. By adopting this groundbreaking approach, Dappnode guarantees the protection of your identity throughout the monitoring process. Your privacy remains intact while enabling you to receive essential notifications.


Real-Time Alerts and Notifications: Stay Informed, Act Promptly

With the Ethical Monitor, you receive timely alerts whenever significant changes occur in your Dappnode setup. Stay informed and take necessary action promptly. Current alerts include:

  • Dappnode goes offline: Minimize downtime by addressing unexpected disruptions in availability promptly.
  • CPU usage exceeds 75%: Proactively manage resource allocation and maintain optimal performance by monitoring CPU usage.
  • CPU usage exceeds 85%: Identify potential bottlenecks or resource-intensive processes that could impact performance beyond the 75% threshold.

Future Enhancements: Empowering Your Dappnode Experience

Dappnode is committed to continuously improving the Ethical Monitor by developing additional metrics. These enhancements will empower you to monitor and optimize your Dappnode's performance, providing valuable insights into various aspects of your setup.


Conclusion: Privacy, Security, and Timely Notifications

Dappnode's Ethical Monitor prioritizes privacy, security, and timely notifications. This innovative feature ensures you receive essential alerts while keeping your identity protected. Whether it's tracking downtime, monitoring CPU usage, or upcoming metrics, the Ethical Monitor equips you with the knowledge needed to maintain a stable and efficient Dappnode environment. 


Install the Ethical Monitor now for keeping track of your Dappnode with enhanced privacy and security!

http://my.dappnode/#/installer/ethical-metrics.dnp.dappnode.eth


We eagerly await your feedback on this exciting new feature!


NOTE: Keep in mind that Ethical Monitor needs three packages installed in your Dappnode (don’t worry, they will be installed when you install Ethical Metrics if they are not already on your machine):

  • DMS
  • Dappnode Exporter
  • Ethical Metrics

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