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Routing Information Service (RIS)

With the help of network operators all over the world, our Routing Information Service (RIS) employs a globally distributed set of Remote Route Collectors (RRCs), typically located at Internet Exchange Points, to collect and store Internet routing data. Volunteers peer with the RRCs using the BGP protocol and RIS stores the update and withdraw messages.

RIS data can be accessed via RIPEstat, our “one-stop shop” for all available information about Internet number resources. RIPEstat uses individual widgets to display routing and other information.

Routing information is visualised using the following widgets:

  • The Routing Status widget shows if a prefix is routed and, therefore, if the ASN is in use
  • The Routing History widget shows the time range(s) when a particular prefix was announced, and by which AS it was announced
  • The Announced Prefixes widget provides a tabular view of prefixes announced by an AS in the last two weeks
  • The ASN Neighbours widget provides information about neighbouring ASNs
  • The ASN Neighbours History widget provides historical information about neighbouring ASNs
  • The Related Prefixes widget shows related networks of the prefix
  • The BGP Looking Glass widget allows you to query our route collectors
  • BGPlay shows the routing history related to a specific set of resources (prefixes, Autonomous Systems, IPs) by means of an animated and highly interactive graph
  • RISwhois searches the latest RIS data for details of an IP address. It is useful when querying RIS using scripts

Get more information on accessing routing information via RIPEstat. 

If you are interested in the location of RIS route collectors, and the list of peers, raw data or any other additional services based on RIS, please see the links on the sidebar.

Accessing RIS data via our other services:

We provide a number services aimed at helping you get access to RIS data: 

RIS Live is a real time BGP streaming API allowing server-side filtering of BGP messages by prefix or autonomous system

RIS Raw Data is available for each route collector, with state dumps and batches of updates made available periodically 

RISwhois searches the latest RIS data for details of an IP address using a plaintext “whois”-style interface. It is useful when querying RIS data using scripts.

Using RIS Data

Please note that the use of RIS data is subject to RIPE NCC Website and Publicly Available RIPE NCC Services Terms of Service. The use of RIS data for commercial purposes is subject to separate terms and conditions, please see RIS Commercial Use.


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