Visualizing BGP paths

Brian Raaen braaen at zcorum.com
Wed Aug 12 12:02:00 CDT 2009


At least in Debian and Ubuntu Linux there is a traceroute utility that
gives path ASN's.  It is ironically called traceroute-nanog.  If I do a
`traceroute-nanog -AO $destination` I get all the ASN info.

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Brian Raaen
Network Engineer
email: /braaen at zcorum.com/ <mailto:braaen at zcorum.com>


Dylan Ebner wrote:
> 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.
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> Dylan Ebner
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> From: Jarno Lähteenmäki [mailto:jarno.lahteenmaki at imate.fi] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:44 AM
> To: Dylan Ebner
> Subject: Re: Visualizing BGP paths
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> http://bgplay.routeviews.org/bgplay/
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> Dylan Ebner wrote:
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>> 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:
>> http://www.robtex.com/as/as19629.html#graph, but instead of all the 
>> upstreams it would show something like AS16150 -> AS1239 -> AS209 -> 
>> AS19629.
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