On this page, we publish incomming ICMP messages in response to all measurements conducted through our netray Internet Observatory.

This dataset accompanies our paper "Hidden Treasures – Recycling Large-Scale Internet Measurements to Study the Internet’s Control Plane" published at the Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) Conference 2019. The author's version of the paper is available on arXiv: Author's Version. It is also available on Springer Link: Springer Version.

The basic idea can be summarized as: Large-scale Internet measurements generate a substantial number of ICMP messages that are often ignored when performing these measurements as they are not the primary target of the investigation. This data can be used to, for example, investigate reachability in the Internet (see the paper for example studies). We hope that by regularly publishing this data, researchers are enabled to perform longitudional studies on the Internet. In the end being able to document the evolution of the Internet or to find misconfigurations in the Internet with the ambitious goal to raise awareness of these issues such that they are eventually resolved.

Apart from daily traffic captures published through this website, we also offer live access to our data as it comes. To gain access to this live data source, please contact us via: researchscan@comsys.rwth-aachen.de

When referencing this work/this website or when using our data you can cite our PAM paper: