This page describes the dataset used in the paper:
A Characterization of Load Balancing on the IPv6 Internet
R. Almeida, O. Fonseca, E. Fazzion, D. Guedes, W. Meira Jr., and Í. Cunha
Passive and Active Measurement Conference
Sydney, Australia, March 2017
This dataset contains traceroute-style measurements from monitors on Ark and Linode
using an IPv6 implementation of the Multipath Detection Algorithm. We provide the text
version as well as the binary version with probes and responses for every measurement.
The binary header has the following format:
|IPv6 destination address of the measurement||16 bytes|
|IPv6 source address of the measurement||16 bytes|
Then there are 4 blocks of measurements. They starts with the measuremt id followed
by the number of probe-response pairs:
|Measurement id||1 byte|
|Number of probe-response pairs||2 bytes|
The measurement id is 1 for flow label, 2 for traffic class, 3 for source port and
4 for destination address.
Then there are "number of probe-response pairs" in the following format:
|Probe size (in bytes)||2 bytes|
|Response size (in bytes)||2 bytes|
|Probe||Probe size bytes|
|Response||Response size bytes|
The file do not include retries and probes that did not received response.