"Paris traceroute" is a traceroute variant that detects different types of load-balancing approaches in the network, and tries to enumerate parallel paths. The (C++) source code is available under the GNU Public License (GPL). The code has been tested under Linux and NetBSD.
Multi-level MDA-Lite Paris Traceroute
In 2018, a variant of Paris Traceroute was published along with a paper at the IMC 2018 conference. Its goal is to improve detection of multiple next hops at several hops in a single traceroute command, and also to support high levels of path parallelism that have become observable in the Internet lately. This tool was deployed on the RIPE ATLAS measurement infrastructure.
- Avoiding traceroute anomalies with Paris traceroute, B. Augustin, X. Cuvellier, B. Orgogozo, F. Viger, T. Friedman, M. Latapy, C. Magnien and R. Teixeira, Internet Measurement Conference, October 2006, PDF
- Multilevel MDA-Lite Paris Traceroute, K. Vermeulen, S. Strowes, O. Fourmaux, T. Friedman, ACM IMC 2018 (preprint), November 2018
- related material: RIPE Labs blog post, slides from IETF 101 maprg meeting, slides and video of RIPE 77 MAT WG presentation
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