University of Oregon RouteViews Project

The University's RouteViews project was originally conceived as a tool for Internet operators to obtain real-time BGP information about the global routing system from the perspectives of several different backbones and locations around the Internet. Although other tools handle related tasks, such as the various Looking Glass Collections (see e.g. TRACEROUTE.ORG), they typically either provide only a constrained view of the routing system (e.g., either a single provider, or the route server) or they do not provide real-time access to routing data.

While the RouteViews project was originally motivated by interest on the part of operators in determining how the global routing system viewed their prefixes and/or AS space, there have been many other interesting uses of this RouteViews data. For example, NLANR has used RouteViews data for AS path visualization and to study IPv4 address space utilization (archive). Others have used RouteViews data to map IP addresses to origin AS for various topological studies. CAIDA has used it in conjunction with the NetGeo database in generating geographic locations for hosts, functionality that both CoralReef and the Skitter project support.


RouteViews Collectors around the globe

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An Interactive map of RouteViews Collectors

RouteViews Map

Brief info about the archive and link to archive page.

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Tools to search RouteViews data, etc

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Publications that Utilize RouteViews Data

An abundance of network research uses RouteViews data. Click here to view a searchable list of publications.