RIPE Atlas: a script to show ASes traversed in traceroute

I released a small Python script which reads results from RIPE Atlas traceroute measurements and shows Autonomous Systems traversed by probes to reach the target: ripeatlastracepath.

UPDATE: the version of RIPE Atlas Tracepath that this post refers to is outdated. A new, totally rewritten version has been released.
The old version of this tool has been moved in the GitHub old_style branch

It uses a library that I wrote to cache RIPEstat results about IP addresses details (ASN, prefix, …), in order to improve performance and to avoid a flood of requests: ipdetailscache.

More details can be found on my GitHub profile page.

A demo can be found here. It can’t be used to process other measurements, it only shows results from measurement ID 1674977, a traceroute from 50 probes all over the world toward www.ripe.net. You can drag&drop ASes to build the layout that best describes your scenario and, once done, you can “save” the graph for later usage. In this demo the “Load graph” button gives a preset of JSON data representing the example graph below:

Graph of traceroute to www.ripe.net

These scripts are not so elegant, but do the job! 😉 They are on GitHub.com, feel free to use/edit/fork/improve them as you whish!

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Italian, born in 1980, I started working in the IT area in the late '90s; I'm now a system and network administrator with a deep knowledge of the global Internet and its core architectures.

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