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Routing Information Service (RIS) Raw Dataset

Erik Romijn — Jun 2010
The Routing Information Service (RIS) is a RIPE NCC project to collect and store Internet routing data. Both BGP updates and RIB dumps are collected and stored. The data is then made available to the Internet community for troubleshooting and research.
  • The RIS deploys Remote Route Collectors (RRCs) at many Internet Exchanges
  • These RRCs peer with local operators to collect routing information
  • The raw data is dumped in the MRT format by our BGP daemon (Quagga), and is kept forever
  • In addition, a MySQL database keeps the last three months of data for interactive tools

The RIS peers from AS12654. Routes collected by the RIS are not used for routing on the RRC.

For more information see the RIPE NCC pages on RIS and RIS raw data . The raw data can be read with libbgpdump .


Data Supplier:

Data Access:
download for RIS data servers


Anonymous says:
27 Jul, 2010 03:14 PM
I heard the audio and followed the slides from Eliza Jasinska from the Route Server WG and I thought some research and actions were been taken to move from Quagga to BIRD or OpenBGPd.

I wonder which is the current state of these implementations inside your network setup. Is it an heterogeneous quagga, bird and openbgpd "farm"?
parisa tavakoli says:
06 Mar, 2013 11:45 AM
I am one of your members, how can I make a dedicated RIS addresses.
Mirjam Kühne says:
06 Mar, 2013 01:41 PM
Dear Parisa, can you please explain what you mean by 'dedicated RIS address'?
Rodrigo says:
24 Nov, 2018 07:24 PM
How many ASes are connected to RRs?

Mirjam Kühne says:
26 Nov, 2018 11:18 AM
Hi Rodrigo, you can find all the RIS peers at:
hasti pashazadeh says:
28 Jan, 2019 07:10 PM
how can i open the downloaded file for RIS data servers in linux?
it reports a problem!
do i need a large storage ? i have both windows and linux in one pc
Paul de Weerd says:
30 Jan, 2019 11:28 AM
Hi Hasti,

As mentioned in the article, the data can be read with libbgpdump. Please see for the latest code.
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