DIMES Contribution to the "Day in the Life of the Internet" Initiative

The "Day in the Life of the Internet" initiative aims at collecting diverse measurement data of the Internet in a certain date. DIMES happily contributes its traceroute and ping measurements.

The DIMES Measurements for "Day in the Life of the Internet"

Started midnight UTC on January 9, 2007 and continuing for 48 hours.

DIMES data consists of our Internet Measurements of Traceroute and Ping.


Traceroute File Description:

Each line represents a record from the database that corresponds to a single hop in the traceroute.

Each line has the following fields (in order):

  • Insert Time (of the measurement data into our server)
  • Agent Number (The DIMES Agent which measured this measurement)
  • Source IP (Where the measurement take place from)
  • Dest IP (The target of the measurement)
  • Dest Name (the DNS name - if exists)
  • Success (whether the destination was achieved - 1 for success or 0 for failure)
  • Traceroute id
  • Hop number
  • Hop Address (String format)
  • Lost Num (out of the 4 trials that were made)
  • Best Time (from the succeeded tries)
  • Avg Time (among the tries)
  • Has Alternative (was an alternative seen for this hop - 1 for success or 0 for failure)


Ping File Description:

Each line represents a record from the database that corresponds to a single Ping measurement.

Each line has the following fields (in order):

  • Insert Time (of the measurement data into our server)
  • Agent Number (The DIMES Agent which measured this measurement)
  • Source IP (Where the measurement take place from)
  • Dest IP (The target of the measurement)
  • Dest Name (the DNS name - if exists)
  • Success (whether the destination was achieved - 1 for success or 0 for failure)
  • Ping id
  • Return address
  • lost Num (out of the 4 trials that were made)
  • Best Time (from the succeeded tries)
  • Avg Time (among the tries)


Files Download:

traceroute_2007-01-09.csv.gz

ping_2007_01_09.csv.gz

Notes:

This is raw unfiltered data, so may contain some bogus measurements.

Please, consult the DIMES team if you need advice on cleaning the data.