RIPE Atlas - Packet Size Matters
This new RIPE Labs article talks about trying to send large packets over the Internet. Above a certain size, these packets will have to be fragmented, which is known to cause problems. In both IPv4 and IPv6, we see approximately 10% of RIPE Atlas probes that are unsuccessful in pings with fragmente…
“@emileaben Rather than standardizing human-readable output format, why not emitting a standard structured format, separating the network part (traceroute) and the visualisation part (a tool using the structured output format). Such a format already exists, in RFC 5388. I let you do the same in JSON :-)”
thanks for the interest in the topic Stephane. You hit the nail on the head, the main idea was to standardise a structured format for traceroute. I notice a lack of enthusiasm for RFC5388, probably due to it's verbosity. quick test shows that gzip compression of RFC5388-style results would need 3x more storage relative to plain-text traceroute results. But the RFC is likely very useful to see if we cover all bases in a slimmer structured output format.
One other activity that may be worth mentioning here: We organised a get-together for traceroute implementers. As many traceroute implementations do things slightly different, a bit more coordination can help in making things more consistent, for instance in output formats.
“I'm trying to work with the ixp-jedi tool. In this step: ## measure.py This script runs one-off measurements for the probes specified in _probeset.json_ and stores their results in _measurementset.json_ This uses the RIPE Atlas measurement API for measurement creation, And it needs a valid measurement creation API key in ~ / .atlas / auth When trying to execute the script ./measure.py I get the following and I do not know how to solve it. Authentication file /root/.atlas/auth not found Please, I need your help.”
hi, thanks for trying to use the tool. i hope the docs on github are clear enough: https://github.com/emileaben/ixp-country-jedi/#measurepy --- This script runs one-off measurements for the probes specified in probeset.json and stores their results in measurementset.json This uses the RIPE Atlas measurement API for measurement creation, and it needs a valid measurement creation API key in ~/.atlas/auth . For more information on RIPE Atlas API keys see https://atlas.ripe.net/docs/keys/ --- if not let me know how to improve that. if you are interested in country-level monthy runs. these are available at: http://sg-pub.ripe.net/emile/ixp-country-jedi/history/
“Hi, Is there a way to download multiple days dataset without having to do them individually? Also do you have any API's which will permit me to download the datasets using wget?”
Hi Meenakshi, I think you'll have to download the files individually. I think, if your RIPE Access account doesn't have 2 factor authentication, you can use wget to download the files with the --user and --password options.
While we were busy pushing this post out, it looks like the Gambian Internet was restored, roughly around 12h UTC on 2 December. RIPE Atlas probes came online again, and we see 6 out of 7 ASNs in RIS data again.
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