How to create devices and tasks

A DNSBL task polls major domain name service (DNS) Blacklist (DNSBL) databases for an IP or a hostname you specify. If the IP or hostname is found in one of the DNSBL databases, an error will be flagged.

Creating a task

Once you have created a device and are adding or editing a DNSBL task, you will be prompted to adjust the following settings.

Hostname

Enter the server address to be monitored. This could be the URL or the IP address.

See also: Target Hostname or IP Address.

Completion Timeout (in seconds)

Enter the number of seconds the task should wait for a response from the web page before ending the task and returning an error. If this is left blank the default timeout for a task is 120 seconds.