GIX route collector project collects data from several sources in form of MRT dump files in order to visualise the data with information about number of prefixes visible through particular paths.

Details of the project
The project is based on data from participants’ BGP sessions and data collected from BGP prefix table snapshots from Route Views and RIPE NCC RIS projects.

To reduce time required for computations and to keep maps as readable as possible length of AS paths is limited to 3rd level ASNs (all prepends are removed earlier). 1st level ASN is an ASN of the project participant. 2nd level is an ASN directly connected with a 1st level ASN. All 1st and 2nd level ASNs are visualised on maps. 3rd level ASN is an ASN which peers with a 2nd level ASN. Such ASN appears on maps only when there are more than 20 prefixes announced or transited through it.

Maps of the Internet connections visible from GIX participants’ networks are generated every two hours. Maps based on RIPE NCC RIS and Route Views projects are updated from time to time.
Note: all maps are in beta version and will be improved to achieve project goals.

Sample maps for IPv4 networks

GIX (summary) – PNG SVG

EPIX Internet Exchange and Transit Point – AS50607 – PNG SVG
ART-COM – AS33923 – PNG SVG
BORKOW (currently not active) – AS51636 – PNG SVG
CITYNET (currently not active) – AS197572 – PNG SVG
EXA-NETWORKS – AS30740 – PNG SVG
INDS – AS39489 – PNG SVG
PROMONT – AS47466 – PNG SVG
REWOLUCJA-NET (currently not active) – AS51101 – PNG SVG
TVK – AS29512 – PNG SVG

RouteViews – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC00 – RIPE NCC, Amsterdam – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC01 – LINX, London – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC02 – SFINX, Paris – PNG SVG – not active
RIPE RRC03 – AMS-IX, Amsterdam – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC04 – CIXP, Geneva – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC05 – VIX, Vienna – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC06 – Otemachi, Japan – PNG SVG – not active
RIPE RRC07 – Stockholm, Sweden – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC08 – San Jose (CA), USA – PNG SVG – not active
RIPE RRC09 – Zurich, Switzerland – PNG SVG – not active
RIPE RRC10 – Milan, Italy – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC11 – New York (NY), USA – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC12 – Frankfurt, Germany – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC13 – Moscow, Russia – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC14 – Palo Alto, USA – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC15 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC16 – Miami, USA – PNG SVG – not active

Sample maps for IPv6 networks

GIX (summary) – PNG SVG

EPIX Internet Exchange and Transit Point – AS50607 – PNG SVG
ART-COM – AS33923 – PNG SVG
TVK – AS29512 – PNG SVG
EXA-NETWORKS – AS30740 – PNG SVG

RouteViews – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC00 – RIPE NCC, Amsterdam – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC01 – LINX, London – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC02 – SFINX, Paris – PNG SVG – not active
RIPE RRC03 – AMS-IX, Amsterdam – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC04 – CIXP, Geneva – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC05 – VIX, Vienna – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC06 – Otemachi, Japan – PNG SVG – not active
RIPE RRC07 – Stockholm, Sweden – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC08 – San Jose (CA), USA – PNG SVG – not active
RIPE RRC09 – Zurich, Switzerland – PNG SVG – not active
RIPE RRC10 – Milan, Italy – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC11 – New York (NY), USA – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC12 – Frankfurt, Germany – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC13 – Moscow, Russia – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC14 – Palo Alto, USA – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC15 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – PNG SVG
RIPE RRC16 – Miami, USA – PNG SVG – not active

If you would like to contribute by setting up a BGP session to GIX route collector or you have any questions about the project please do not hesitate to contact me.