All about BGP

APNIC Labs Stats

 https://stats.labs.apnic.net/

Autonomous System | BGP | DNS | DNSSEC | Dataset | IP

APNIC gathers many statistics and offers them on their website. However, they provide way more data than it might initially look like, since many of the datasets are not linked from their main page.




BGPStream (OpenDNS)

 https://bgpstream.com/

Autonomous System | BGP | Dataset | Network

BGP Stream is a free resource for receiving alerts about hijacks, leaks, and outages in the Border Gateway Protocol.

BGP Steam provides real-time information about BGP events. It includes information about affected IPs, ASNs, and even a replay feature how the BGP announcements changed.

A live alert bot also exists on Twitter.





IPmap RIPE

 https://ipmap.ripe.net/

BGP | Dataset | Map | Network | Tool

IP geolocation services feeding itself from geolocation databases, user provided locations, and most importantly active RTT measurements based on the RIPE Atlas system. It also provides a nice API to query the location. It provides a breakdown on where the results stem from and how much they contribute to the overall result.



Is BGP safe yet?

 https://isbgpsafeyet.com/

BGP | Dataset | Network | RPKI

"Is BGP safe yet?" is an effort by Cloudflare to track the deployment of RPKI filtering accross different ISPs. They provide a tester on the website with which each user can test if the current ISP is filtering RPKI invalid announcements. The website includes a list of networks and if and how they use RPKI (signing and/or filtering).

More details for this project can be found in Cloudflare's blog or on the GitHub project.


List of BGP Routing Datasets

BGP | Dataset | Network

Isolario

Isolario also provides historial routing data in MTR format for their route collectors. The data contains snapshots every two hours and updates with a granularity of five minutes.

Packet Clearing House (PCH)

The Packet Clearing House (PCH) publishes BGP data collected at more than 100 internet exchange points (IXP). The snapshot dataset contains the state of the routing tables in daily intervals.

PCH also provides raw routing data in MRT format. These contain all the update information in sorted by time.

Routing Information Service (RIS)

The RIS is the main resource from RIPE featuring all kinds of datasets about AS assignments and connectivity.

Routeviews

Routeviews is a project by the University of Oregon to provide live and historical BGP routing data.



Mini Internet Project

 https://github.com/nsg-ethz/mini_internet_project

BGP | IP | Network | Tool

The mini internet project is part of the curiculum by the Networked Systems Group of ETH Zurich. It teaches the students the basic steps how to create a mini internet. It starts with the basics of intra-network routing, by setting up multiple L2 switches. Then the students have to configure L3 routers to connect multiple L2 sites together. Lastly, in a big hackathon style, the students need to connect their local network with the network of the other students, by properly configuring BGP routers and setting up routing policies.

The code and the tasks are all available in the GitHub repository.

The APNIC Blog has a nice introduction to the project too.


NIST RPKI Monitor

 https://rpki-monitor.antd.nist.gov/

BGP | Dataset | RPKI

The NIST RPKI Monitor shows different statistics about RPKI adoption and about the validation status. It shows the number of validating prefixes, their history, the autonomous systems with the most VALID and INVALID prefixes and how validation changes over time.


PEERING: The BGP Testbed

 https://peering.ee.columbia.edu/

BGP | Network | Tool

PEERING is an environment where researchers and educators can play with BGP announcements in a real but sandboxed environment.

Description from the website:

The long-term goal of the PEERING system is to enable on-demand, safe, and controlled access to the Internet routing ecosystem for researchers and educators:

  • PEERING for researchers. Today, it is hard for researchers to conduct Internet routing experiments. To perform a routing experiment, a research institution has to obtain Internet resources (IP addresses and ASNs) and establish relations with upstream networks. PEERING eliminates these obstacles and provides researchers controlled on-demand access to the routing ecosystem.
  • PEERING for educators. Educators can use the PEERING infrastructure in teaching students the Internet routing architecture. The students access to live BGP sessions to multiple ISPs.



RIPEstat: Providing open data and insights for Internet resources

 https://stat.ripe.net/

Autonomous System | BGP | DNS | Dataset | Network | Tool

RIPEstat is a network statistics platform by RIPE. The platform shows data for IP addresses, networks, ASNs, and DNS names. This includes information such as the registration information, abuse contacts, blocklist status, BGP information, geolocation lookups, or reverse DNS names. Additionally, the website links to many other useful tools, such as an address space hierarchy viewer, historical whois information, and routing consistency checks.




dn42

 https://dn42.eu/Home

BGP | IP | Network | VPN

dn42 is a big dynamic VPN. It employs various Internet technologies, such as BGP, whois, DNS, etc.

Users can experiment with technology, they normally would not use in a separated environment.

Mostly different hackerspaces participate in the dn42 network, such as different locations of the CCC.