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RIS Raw Data

This page links to the raw data collected by the RRCs using Quagga routing software, stored in MRT format. This format is described in an IETF draft. These files can be read using libbgpdump, a library written in C by Dan Ardelean, currently maintained by the RIPE NCC. A Python library also exists, PyBGPdump which provides access to MRT files via Python.

RIS Routing Beacons

A Routing Beacon or BGP Beacon is a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) speaker that announces and withdraws a particular Classless Inter Domain Routing (CIDR) prefix at predetermined time intervals.