[brite-users] importing skitter data

Anukool Lakhina anukool@cs.bu.edu
Tue Jul 8 19:23:01 2003

Hi Vladimir,

First, the monitor you choose depends on what you want to do with the
data.  You may want to look at a paper that appeared in IMW01 by Barford,
Bestavros, Byers and Crovella,  "On the Marginal Utility of Network
Topology Measurements"  on the subject. 

Second, you'll have to convert the arts format to ascii dump for BRITE to
be able to read it.  You can do this using the artsdump utility provided
in the arts package (so you'll need to download and install arts
first). Once you've converted it into ascii format, then you can import into
BRITE and start having fun. 

Good luck,


On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, Vladimir Blagojevic wrote:

> Anukool,
> I have obtain access to skitter artsdump(s). There are traces from many
> different monitors. Does it matter which one I choose?
> Also, the downloaded skitter file doesn't have skitter extension but
> rather arts. I renamed the extension in order to import it to BRITE.
> However, after I specify AS parameters and output file name I got the
> follwoing exception:
> java -Xmx256M -classpath Java/:../:. Main.Brite
> [MESSAGE]: GUI starting executable: java -Xmx256M -classpath Java/:../:.
> Main.Brite  GUI_GEN.conf skittertest seed_file
> [DEBUG]  : Parser found Top Down Model
> [MESSAGE]: Generating Top Level (AS) graph)
> [MESSAGE]: Creating topology from input file.
> [BRITE ERROR]: Error reading from file  java.io.FileNotFoundException:
> /home/vladimir/shared/projects/skitter/d-root.20030708.skitter.brite (No
> such file or directory)
> For some reason, BRITE generator wants to load file
> d-root.20030708.skitter.brite which obviously doesn't exists. The file I
> specified for the import is d-root.20030708.skitter.
> What I am doing wrong?
> Regards,
> Vladimir
> On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Vladimir Blagojevic wrote:
> >
> > To access the Skitter data, you need to get membership from CAIDA.  This
> > is a pretty straighforward process - typically requires one business
> > day.  Skitter data represents a massive collection of traceroutes from
> > which one can obtain the router level topology of the Internet.
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