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About the RIPE Data Repository

Emile Aben — Jun 2010
The RIPE Data Repository is a collection of datasets that are useful for scientific and operational Internet research.

The RIPE Data Repository is a large data store (currently ~100TB) that holds a diverse set of data of interest to the scientific and operator community. See the list of data sets for a complete overview of datasets that are hosted.

Data Users

Data users can access the RIPE Data Repository through their web browser and/or automate data downloads with webfetchers like wget or curl. To obtain access to datasets hosted on the RIPE Data Repository users have to have a RIPE NCC Access account and accept the Terms and Conditions for the data sets hosted.

Data Suppliers

If you know a data set that you think is interesting to the RIPE community and in need of a new or additional home please contact us at data-repository-info _at_ ripe _dot_ net .


li wei says:
07 Nov, 2012 12:12 AM
I will use this dataset(NLANR,Trace) for my thesis,Thank you!
monkey zhao says:
22 Apr, 2013 03:18 PM
I will use the dataset of NLANR for some test,Thank you!
weiwei wang says:
20 Nov, 2013 05:32 AM
I will use the dataset of NLANR for some learning-based IP-GeoLocation,Thank you!
Matteo Russo says:
24 Jan, 2014 07:36 PM
I am learning IP-Geo Loaction and i'll use the database for training.
shichang ding says:
16 Mar, 2014 04:27 AM
I'll use the tracert data to study IP-Geo Location ,thank you,
Nadir Ghrada says:
29 Nov, 2016 03:43 AM
I wonder if you can share a link of the dataset, in case you found any recent one that I can use to predict traffic demand in the future as part of my research. I would appreciate if you can send me a direct link at:
Mohammad Reza Rostami says:
22 Apr, 2014 09:08 AM
How Can I access to the datasets? I would like to use it for my thesis.
Thanks in Advance.
Mirjam Kühne says:
22 Apr, 2014 09:56 AM
Please read the short text above. Under Data Users, it is explained how you can access the data set. You need to create a RIPE NCC Access account and accept the Terms and Conditions. Please let us know if you have any problems.
Jay Thom says:
02 Sep, 2014 08:52 PM
Hello...I found my way to .gz files, but they appear to be in a binary format. Is there a tool for reading/converting these files to text? Thanks!
Mirjam Kühne says:
03 Sep, 2014 09:47 AM
Hello Jay, you can try gunzip to extract these files.
Koohong Kang says:
19 Oct, 2014 03:59 PM
Hi Jay, I also have the same problem. Could you update me regarding the problem if there is any progress? Thanks!
Zamini says:
12 Nov, 2014 09:04 PM
I will use the dataset of NLANR for training,Thank you!
Zohre Amini says:
12 Nov, 2014 09:38 PM
 i need for this data set for my research but when i click download button , back this page and i cannot access data set.
Ali Asghar Merchant says:
02 Dec, 2014 01:41 AM
I will use this dataset for my research . Email
Amparito Alexandra Morales Figueroa says:
26 Jan, 2015 04:35 PM
I will this dataset for my research. Email
Spam Research says:
01 Mar, 2015 01:24 AM
I would like to see the reverse-delegation ( data moved back from behind the registration "wall" into where it belongs: anonymous FTP. All other RIR's data is publicly accessible like that - just not RIPE's : what makes RIPE special? This is not personal data, it's not even generated with any effort other than a plain database dump. Most of all: it can't be obtained by an automated process behind the registration "wall" in order to be processed for authorized purposes.
What gives?
Anand Buddhdev says:
02 Mar, 2015 10:56 AM
Hello Spam Researcher,

We do publish our reverse DNS files at this location:

Is this what you were looking for? If not, could you specify in more detail what you were looking for, so we can understand your requirement.
Spam Research says:
01 Apr, 2015 03:05 AM
I see it available at that ftp URI now, but inexplicably, when I searched for it far and wide in February, could NOT locate it. And I certainly did a "ls -lR" to try to find it. Has something been changed? I recall a symlink pointing to a non-existing location...
Sorry about the noise.

m kh says:
19 May, 2015 08:29 PM
I wanna see the dataset, what data it contains, to assess whether I can use it for a test
Ziqing Zhao says:
08 Nov, 2016 04:32 PM
I wish to use the dataset of NLANR for my thesis.

Would you email me at

Nadir Ghrada says:
29 Nov, 2016 03:32 AM
I already tried to download this dataset several times, but it repeatedly keep returning to the same page. I would appreciate if you send me a direct link to download traffic dataset at: Thank you!
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