The BGP Visibility Scanner now for IPv6 prefixes
andra.lutu at imdea.org
Fri Aug 9 14:24:12 UTC 2013
In November 2012 we have released the *BGP Visibility Scanner*, a tool
that checks the visibility of IPv4 prefixes at the interdomain level.
We are now happy to further make available the *visibility query for
Back in February 2013 we have presented the BGP Visibility Scanner at
Please find the abstract and slides at the following link:
The tool is publicly available at *http://visibility.it.uc3m.es/*
You can use it to retrieve prefixes injected by a certain origin AS that
are not distributed everywhere (i.e., the Limited Visibility Prefixes).
The tool has already been proven to be of real help to network operators.
In particular, it helped identify and eliminate a large number of
unintended IPv4 LVPs (e.g., prefixes leaked because of misconfigurations).
We believe the tool is of interest for the ASes already deploying IPv6,
enabling the operators to check the visibility status of their IPv6
prefixes and validate their routing policies. We would greatly
appreciate your feedback on the limited visibility prefixes that you
discover with the tool!
For more information about the BGP Visibility Scanner project, we
further refer you to the RIPE Labs article:
For any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us!
Thank you, best regards,
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