What is a Remote Route Collector (RRC)?

A Remote Route Collector is a software router, running on a Linux platform, that only collects default free BGP routing information. We use the BGP daemon from Zebra/Quagga to interface with BGP peers. The collected raw data is regularly transferred via rsync to a central storage area at the RIPE NCC in Amsterdam.

Since September 2002, the RRCs announce a small number of prefixes, known as "Beacons". The prefixes can help researchers to study the properties of BGP routing convergence. Please click here for more information.