[atlas] does a probe "know" the AS# it is living in?
Wilfried Woeber Woeber at CC.UniVie.ac.at
Wed Feb 19 12:31:44 CET 2014
Philip Homburg wrote: > Hi Wilfried, > > > On 2014/02/19 11:02 , Wilfried Woeber wrote: > >>a small group of people is starting to develop an idea for a new measurement >>and I am a memeber of that team. >> >>Now I wonder: does a probe know the AS number it is living in, or is this >>a piece of information that is maintained by the collectors and the various >>pieces of central programs and the display software? > > > Probes are not really aware of anything. They report what they find, but > any policy decisions are taken on the controllers and higher up. > > Not that that should stop you trying to describe what you want :-) Thanks Philip, :-) The background is an idea to generate some sort of unique ID (in a payload) for a measurement that includes both the Probe-ID and the AS# it is connected to/served by, plus potentially the probes IPv Address. We are in the very, very early stages of brainstorming. > Philip Wilfried