The Flattening Internet Topology - Traceroute Data
This data set consists of traceroute queries from 50 servers
around the world to the top 20 Web sites as listed by Alexa.com in
Within the main directory there is 1 directory for each traceroute server
used. The directory name
corresponds to the country name (or state name in the case of US-based
traceroute servers). US servers also have C or A appended to their state
name depending on whether the server is located at a Commercial or an Academic
In each directory there are query results from the traceroute server
(denoted by the directory name) to each of the top 20 Web
sites listed by Alexa.com.
Traceroutes were run between September 27 and October 1, 2007.
The data was collected and contributed by
Phillipa Gill (phillipa (dot) gill (dot) ab (at) gmail (dot) com)
of the University of Calgary.
Phillipa Gill, Martin Arlitt, Zongpeng Li, and Anirban Mahanti. "The
Flattening Internet Topology: Natural Evolution, Unsightly Barnacles or
Contrived Collapse?", in Proceedings of the Passive and Active Measurement
(PAM) Conference 2008. Cleveland, USA. April 2008.
This data may be freely redistributed.
File containing the traceroute data:
gzip'd tar archive of HTML files (375 KB)
Traces in the Internet Traffic Archive .