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SC_BDRMAP(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		  SC_BDRMAP(1)

NAME
     sc_bdrmap -- scamper driver to map	first hop border routers of networks

SYNOPSIS
     sc_bdrmap [-6ADi] [-a ip2as-file] [-c allyconf] [-f firsthop]
	       [-l log-file] [-o output-file] [-O option] [-p port] [-U	unix]
	       [-R unix] [-v vpases] [-x ixp-file]

     sc_bdrmap [-6] [-a	ip2as-file] [-d	dump] [-g delegated-file]
	       [-n names-file] [-r relationships-file] [-v vpases]
	       [-x ixp-file] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The sc_bdrmap utility provides the	ability	to connect to a	running
     scamper(1)	instance and use it to map the first hop border	routers	of
     networks using the	"bdrmap" technique.  sc_bdrmap uses targeted tracer-
     outes, alias resolution techniques, knowledge of traceroute idiosyncra-
     sies, and codification of topologicial constraints	in a structured	set of
     constraints, to correctly identify	interdomain links at the granularity
     of	individual border routers.  sc_bdrmap operates in two distinct modes:
     data collection, and data analysis.

     In	the data collection mode, sc_bdrmap uses Paris traceroute with ICMP-
     echo probes to trace the paths towards every distinct address block, us-
     ing a stop-set to avoid re-probing	portions of paths that do not provide
     useful constraints	for the	first hop border routers, as well as alias
     resolution	techniques (Mercator, Ally, Prefixscan,	and the	Too-Big-Trick)
     to	collapse the interface graph into a router-level topology.  sc_bdrmap
     will also use probes with the record-route	and pre-specified timestamp
     IP-level options to collect additional information	on the return path
     from a router, where the probes are usable.

     In	the data analysis mode,	sc_bdrmap uses the collected data to infer a
     router-level topology of the hosting network and the interconnecting
     routers belonging to the hosting network's	neighbors.

     The supported options to sc_bdrmap	are as follows:

     -6	     specifies that sc_bdrmap should infer IPv6	border routers,	and
	     that the input files are for the IPv6 topology.  This feature is
	     currently work in progress.

     -a	ip2as-file
	     specifies the IP prefix to	Autonomous System (AS) mapping file
	     that sc_bdrmap should use when collecting and analysing topology
	     data.  See	the examples section for a description of how this
	     file must be formatted.

     -A	     specifies the AS numbers (ASNs) that sc_bdrmap should collect
	     data towards.  This option	is useful for testing and debugging.

     -c	allyconf
	     specifies the number of times that	sc_bdrmap should repeat	pair-
	     wise alias	inferences that	were made implying a central shared
	     IP-ID counter.  By	default, each pair of aliases is tested	five
	     additional	times at 5 minute intervals because two	IP addresses
	     belonging to two different	routers	could happen to	return IP-ID
	     values that imply a central shared	IP-ID counter.

     -d	dump
	     specifies the dump	ID to use to analyze the collected data.  Cur-
	     rently, ID	values 1 (routers) and 2 (traces) are valid, which
	     dumps inferred routers and	annotated traceroute paths, respec-
	     tively.

     -D	     causes sc_bdrmap to detach	and become a daemon.

     -f	firsthop
	     specifies the first hop in	a traceroute path that sc_bdrmap
	     should begin at when collecting traceroute	paths.	If sc_bdrmap
	     is	being run behind a NAT router, the private IP address of that
	     router is uninteresting, and this option allows that hop to be
	     skipped.

     -g	delegated-file
	     specifies an IP address delegations file that can be provided to
	     sc_bdrmap to allow	inferences in the analysis phase of who	oper-
	     ates unrouted IP address space.

     -i	     specifies the IP addresses	that sc_bdrmap should collect data to-
	     wards.  This option is useful for testing and debugging.

     -l	log-file
	     specifies the name	of a file to log progress output from
	     sc_bdrmap generated at run	time.

     -n	names-file
	     specifies the name	of a file containing IP	address	to domain name
	     system names.

     -o	output-file
	     specifies the name	of the output file to be written during	the
	     data collection phase.  The output	file will use the warts(5)
	     format.

     -O	option
	     allows the	behavior of sc_bdrmap to be further tailored.  The
	     current choices for this option are:
	       -  dumpborders: only dump inferred border routers, not all VP
		  routers.
	       -  dumponedsts: further annotate	routers	that were only ob-
		  served towards one AS.
	       -  dumptracesets: dump the traceroutes observed towards net-
		  works	where no topology was observed to be routed by a
		  neighbor network.
	       -  impatient: probe the destination ASes	in order of number of
		  address blocks, so that the probing will complete fastest.
	       -  nogss: do not	use a global stop set when collecting topol-
		  ogy.
	       -  noipopts: do not probe with IP record	route and IP prespeci-
		  fied timestamp options.
	       -  nomerge: do not analytically merge IP	interfaces to routers
		  based	on common adjacent neighbor routers.
	       -  noself: do not report	links to other routers operated	by the
		  network hosting the vantage point.
	       -  randomdst: probe a random address in each address block,
		  rather than the first.

     -p	port
	     specifies the port	on the local host where	scamper(1) is accept-
	     ing control socket	connections.

     -r	relationships-file
	     specifies the AS relationships file which is used in the analysis
	     phase to reason about who owns each router	in the observed	topol-
	     ogy.

     -R	unix
	     specifies the name	of a unix domain socket	where a	remote
	     scamper(1)	instance is accepting remote control socket connec-
	     tions.

     -U	unix
	     specifies the name	of a unix domain socket	where a	local
	     scamper(1)	instance is accepting control socket connections.

     -v	vpases
	     specifies the name	of a file, or a	list of	ASes, that represent
	     the network hosting the vantage point.

     -x	ixp-file
	     specifies the name	of a file that contains	a list of prefixes
	     used by an	IXP to enable interconnection at their facilities.

EXAMPLES
     Given a set of prefixes with origin AS in a file named ip2as.txt, a list
     of	VP ases	in vpases.txt, a list of IXP prefixes in ixp.txt, and a
     scamper(1)	instance listening on port 31337 configured to probe at	100
     packets per second	started	as follows:

	   scamper -P 31337 -p 100

     the following command will	collect	raw topology data to support inference
     of	border routers for the network hosting the vantage point, storing raw
     data into bdrmap.warts, and logging run-time information into log-
     file1.txt:

	   sc_bdrmap -p	31337 -o bdrmap.warts -l logfile1.txt -a ip2as.txt -v
	   vpases.txt -x ixp.txt

     To	infer border routers from the collected	data, using the	same input
     files as above, with a set	of AS relationships contained in asrel.txt,
     and a set of prefix delegations assembled from the	Regional Internet Reg-
     istry (RIR) Statistics files in delegated.txt:

	   sc_bdrmap -d	routers	-a ip2as.txt -g	delegated.txt -r asrel.txt -v
	   vpases.txt -x ixp.txt bdrmap.warts >bdrmap.routers.txt

     To	view annotated traceroutes stored in bdrmap.warts with IP to DNS names
     information stored	in names.txt:

	   sc_bdrmap -d	traces -a ip2as.txt -v vpases.txt -x ixp.txt -n
	   names.txt bdrmap.wart >bdrmap.traces.txt

SEE ALSO
     scamper(1), sc_ally(1), sc_speedtrap(1), sc_wartsdump(1),
     sc_warts2text(1), sc_warts2json(1)

     M.	Luckie,	A. Dhamdhere, B. Huffaker, D. Clark, and k. claffy, bdrmap:
     Inference of Borders Between IP Networks, Proc. ACM/SIGCOMM Internet
     Measurement Conference 2016.

     N.	Spring,	R. Mahajan, and	D. Wetherall, Measuring	ISP topologies with
     Rocketfuel, Proc. ACM SIGCOMM 2002.

     B.	Donnet,	P. Raoult, T. Friedman,	and M. Crovella, Efficient algorithms
     for large-scale topology discovery, Proc. ACM SIGMETRICS 2005.

     B.	Augustin, X. Cuvellier,	B. Orgogozo, F.	Viger, T. Friedman, M. Latapy,
     C.	Magnien, and R.	Teixeira, Avoiding traceroute anomalies	with Paris
     traceroute, Proc. ACM/SIGCOMM Internet Measurement	Conference 2006.

     A.	Bender,	R. Sherwood, and N. Spring, Fixing Ally's growing pains	with
     velocity modeling,	Proc. ACM/SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference
     2008.

     M.	Luckie,	Scamper: a Scalable and	Extensible Packet Prober for Active
     Measurement of the	Internet, Proc.	ACM/SIGCOMM Internet Measurement
     Conference	2010.

     R.	Beverly, W. Brinkmeyer,	M. Luckie, and J.P. Rohrer, IPv6 Alias
     Resolution	via Induced Fragmentation, Proc. Passive and Active
     Measurement Conference 2013.

     M.	Luckie,	R. Beverly, W. Brinkmeyer, and k claffy, Speedtrap: Internet-
     scale IPv6	Alias Resolution, Proc.	ACM/SIGCOMM Internet Measurement
     Conference	2013.

     M.	Luckie,	B. Huffaker, A.	Dhamdhere, V. Giotsas, and k claffy, AS
     Relationships, Customer Cones, and	Validation, Proc. ACM/SIGCOMM Internet
     Measurement Conference 2013.

AUTHOR
     sc_bdrmap was written by Matthew Luckie <mjl@luckie.org.nz>.

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