Visualizing BGP paths

Dylan Ebner dylan.ebner at
Wed Aug 12 10:46:02 CDT 2009

I use BGPLay for showing our connected status, but it doesn't let me put in a source IP/AS and a destination IP/AS. BGPlay is very helpful though.

Dylan Ebner

-----Original Message-----
From: Jarno Lähteenmäki [mailto:jarno.lahteenmaki at] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:44 AM
To: Dylan Ebner
Subject: Re: Visualizing BGP paths

Dylan Ebner wrote:
> I have been working on a project to better illustrate for our manages 
> the provider path data takes when it flows from one of our customers 
> to our datacenter. I have tried to use trace routes to illustrate the 
> number of hops data takes, but when I try to show many sources on one 
> page, it gets fairly messy quickly. I am also less concerned with the 
> number of hops, and more concerned with the number of providers.
> Does anyone know of a toolset that will take a list of source IP's and 
> a destination IP and show graphically which as numbers the packets 
> need to traverse to reach our datacenter? I am thinking of something like this:
>, but instead of all the 
> upstreams it would show something like AS16150 -> AS1239 -> AS209 -> 
> AS19629.
> Dylan Ebner

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