RIPE Atlas Tracepath
Given a RIPE Atlas traceroute measurement, it builds a graph with all the ASs and IXPs traversed by probes and shows their average RTT toward the target. Graphs can be saved in JSON format and loaded later for further analysis, or they can be exported as PNG images.
A demo can be found at http://www.pierky.com/ripeatlastracepath/demo.
Yes, Python 2.7 (probably it's already on your system).
One step installation:
apt-get install python2.7(Debian-like)
More details: https://docs.python.org/2/
You can run
pip install -r requirements.txt
to install dependencies.
Simply fetch the GitHub repository (or its last release) into your local directory:
- One step installation:
git clone https://github.com/pierky/ripeatlastracepath.git /opt/ripeatlastracepath
(replace /opt/ripeatlastracepath with your preferred destination directory)
- More details: https://help.github.com/articles/fetching-a-remote/
Application specific configurations
Rename the config-distrib.py to config.py and edit it with your preferred text editor.
mv config-distrib.py config.py
IMPORTANT: when done, set the
CONFIG_DONE at the end of the file to
Local var directory
Build the var directory referenced by the
Cached IP addresses' details will be stored here.
The web front-end can be deployed in two flavors:
using the Flask builtin web server, not suitable for production environment but useful to have a working application in few minutes;
using WSGI containers or Apache with mod_wsgi.
In this document you can find two brief guides about the builtin server and the Apache configuration.
Please consider security aspects of your network before installing RIPE Atlas Tracepath; it is intended for a restricted audience of trusted people and it does not implement any kind of security mechanism.
Flask builtin web server
- To change the listening IP address, edit the last line of web.py:
- From the directory where RIPE Atlas Tracepath has been downloaded, run
The output will show how to reach the application:
* Running on http://0.0.0.0:5000/ * Restarting with reloader
Any output debug message will be written to stdout.
- Point your browser to the given URL (http://your_ip:5000/ in the example).
Install mod_wsgi (if not yet):
apt-get install libapache2-mod-wsgi(Debian-like)
Configure Apache to use mod_wsgi.
An example is provided in the ripeatlastracepath.apache file.
A quick setup guide is available on Flask web-site.
See http://www.modwsgi.org/ for more details.
Edit web.wsgi and set
BASE_DIRto the directory where RIPE Atlas Tracepath has been downloaded in (/opt/ripeatlastracepath for example).
Ensure that the var directory has write permissions for the user used by Apache:
chown -R :www-data var chmod -R g+w var chmod g+s var
- Visit the URL configured in your Apache WSGIScriptAlias configuration statement (http://your_ip//ripeatlastracepath/ripeatlastracepath for example).
If you want to quickly take a peek at how this web-app works, you can use the Docker image available on DockerHub.
Part of this work is based on D3.js library. Please see its web sites to verify browser compatibility.
The old version of this tool, CGI-based, has been moved in the old_style branch.
Have a bug? Please create an issue here on GitHub at https://github.com/pierky/ripeatlastracepath/issues.
Pier Carlo Chiodi - https://www.pierky.com/