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CAIDA Data - Overview of Datasets, Monitors, and Reports

CAIDA collects several different types of data at geographically and topologically diverse locations, and makes this data available to the research community to the extent possible while preserving the privacy of individuals and organizations who donate data or network access.

This page provides a quick-access overview of available datasets (publicly available or otherwise restricted), with links to the dataset descriptions and access request forms when applicable. To read more about CAIDA's efforts in data curation and promoting data sharing, see the main CAIDA Data page.

Recent Datasets:DNS Names for IPv6 Topology Dataset (2014-06)Anonymized 2014 Internet Traces Dataset (2014-03)Telescope Educational Dataset (2014-02)ITDK 2013-07

The  colored header  in the overview table below indicates the field(s) the table is being sorted by. Click the header to change or toggle sorting order, and Shift+click headers to sort by multiple fields. Rows are colored by the collection status of the indicated dataset as follows:

 Ongoing The data collection for this dataset is still active and has continuing, regularly scheduled collections.
 One-time snapshot The dataset comes from a single collection event that only occured once. Future events will have a different dataset name.
 Complete A formerly ongoing data collection that is finished, and will not be resumed.
Name Status Availability Category Source Anonymization Release
Date
Code-Red Worms (2001) Complete Public Security Telescope none 2001-Jul
Witty Worm (public) (2004) One-time snapshot Public Worm Summary Telescope none 2004-Mar
Telescope Sipscan Dataset Complete Public Security Telescope none 2012-Sep
Network Telescope: Educational Dataset Complete Public Traffic Telescope destination network masked;
source addresses Crypto-PAn anonymized
2014-Feb
Witty Worm (restricted) (2004) One-time snapshot Request access (download) Worm Summary Telescope none 2004-Mar
AS Links: IPv4 Routed /24 AS Links Ongoing Public Topology Ark + RouteViews none 2007-Sep
AS Links: IPv6 AS Links Ongoing Public Topology Ark + RouteViews none 2013-May
RouteViews Prefix to AS mappings Ongoing Public (download) Topology RouteViews none 2005-May
AS Rank Ongoing Public (web query) Topology Ark + RouteViews none 2004-Jan
AS Relationships Ongoing Public Topology RouteViews none 2004-Jan
AS Taxonomy (2004) One-time snapshot Public (download) Topology RouteViews none 2004-Jan
AS Links: Skitter (= AS Adjacencies) (2000-2008) Complete Public Topology Skitter + RouteViews none 2006-May
Router Adjacencies = Router Graph Links (2003) One-time snapshot Public (download) Topology Skitter none 2003-Apr
Network Telescope: Two Days in November 2008 One-time snapshot Request access (download) Traffic Telescope destination network masked 2009-Jun
Network Telescope: Three Days of Conficker One-time snapshot Request access (download) Traffic Telescope destination network masked 2009-Sep
Network Telescope: Patch-Tuesday One-time snapshot Request access (download) Traffic Telescope destination network masked;
source addresses Crypto-PAn anonymized
2013-Feb
Anonymized OC48 Internet Traces (2002-2003) Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC48 Link Crypto-PAn 2006-May
Anonymized Internet Traces 2008 Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2008-Jun
Anonymized Internet Traces 2009 Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2009-Mar
Anonymized Internet Traces 2010 Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2010-Aug
Anonymized Internet Traces 2011 Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2011-Jan
Anonymized Internet Traces on IPv6 Day and IPv6 Launch Day Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2011-Sep
Anonymized Internet Traces 2012 Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2012-Jan
Anonymized Internet Traces 2013 Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2013-Jan
Anonymized Internet Traces 2014 Ongoing Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2014-Mar
Anonymized Industry Evaluation Internet Traces Dataset Complete Request access (download) Traffic OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2013-Jun
Anonymized Internet Traces Summary Statistics Ongoing Public Traffic OC192 Monitors none 2012-Sep
Backscatter TOCS Complete Request access (download) Traffic Telescope destination network masked 2005-Jun
Backscatter 2004-2005 Complete Request access (download) Security Telescope destination network masked 2005-Nov
Backscatter 2006 Complete Request access (download) Security Telescope destination network masked 2006-Nov
Backscatter 2007 Complete Request access (download) Security Telescope destination network masked 2007-Nov
Backscatter 2008 Complete Request access (download) Security Telescope destination network masked 2008-Jun
DDoS Attack 2007 One-time snapshot Request access (download) Security University websites Crypto-PAn 2010-Feb
DNS root/gTLD RTT Data Ongoing Public Performance NeTraMet none 2006-Aug
Topology: IPv4 Routed /24 (restricted) Ongoing Request access (download) Topology Ark none 2008-Sep
Topology: IPv4 Routed /24 (public) Ongoing Public Topology Ark none 2014-Feb
Topology: IPv4 Routed /24 DNS Names (restricted) Ongoing Request access (download) Topology CAIDA DNS Lookup none 2008-Mar
Topology: IPv4 Routed /24 DNS Names (public) Ongoing Public Topology CAIDA DNS Lookup none 2014-Feb
Topology: IPv6 Topology Ongoing Public Topology Ark none 2008-Dec
Topology: IPv6 DNS Names (public) Ongoing Public Topology CAIDA DNS Lookup none 2014-Jun
Topology: Raw Skitter Topology (2000-2008) Complete Public Topology Skitter none 2004-Jul
Topology: Macroscopic Internet Topology Data Kit (Ark ITDK; restricted) Ongoing Request access (download) Topology Ark + RouteViews none 2010-Mar
Topology: Macroscopic Internet Topology Data Kit (Ark ITDK; public) Ongoing Public Topology Ark + RouteViews none 2014-Feb
Topology: Macroscopic Internet Topology Data Kit (Skitter ITDK) Complete Public Topology Skitter + RouteViews none 2012-Feb
Traceroute Probe Method 2008-Aug One-time snapshot Public (download) Topology Ark none 2008-Aug
Network Telescope: Passive Realtime Monitor Ongoing Public (interactive graph) Traffic Summary Statistics Telescope none 2001-Feb
Equinix Chicago A: Passive Realtime Monitor Ongoing Public (interactive graph) Traffic Summary Statistics OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2008-Mar
Equinix Chicago B: Passive Realtime Monitor Ongoing Public (interactive graph) Traffic Summary Statistics OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2008-Mar
Equinix San Jose A: Passive Realtime Monitor Ongoing Public (interactive graph) Traffic Summary Statistics OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2008-Jul
Equinix San Jose B: Passive Realtime Monitor Ongoing Public (interactive graph) Traffic Summary Statistics OC192 Monitors Crypto-PAn 2008-Jul
SDNAP: Passive Realtime Monitor Complete Public (interactive graph) Traffic Summary Statistics SDNAP Monitor none 1998-Feb
Network Telescope: Near-Real-Time Data Ongoing Request Access Traffic Telescope none 2013-Jul
Network Telescope: Industry Evaluation Near-Real-Time Data Ongoing Request Access (download) Traffic Telescope destination network masked 2013-Aug
Topology: PAM 2010 "Improving AS Annotations" One-time snapshot Request access (download) Topology Ark + RouteViews none 2010-Mar
Column NameColumn Description
NameDataset name
StatusCurrent status of this dataset, indicating whether the dataset collection is ongoing or not. "One-time snapshot" implies complete. A link to resulting papers or analysis would be linked from the status, if available..
  • Ongoing - The data collection for this dataset is still active and has continuing, regularly scheduled collections.
  • One-time snapshot - The dataset comes from a single collection event that only occured once. Future events will have a different dataset name.
  • Complete - A formerly ongoing data collection that is finished, and will not be resumed.
AvailabilityPublic datasets are downloadable per the Acceptable Use Policy for the dataset. Restricted datasets require prior permission as well as adherence to the Acceptable Use Policy for that dataset. If a dataset requires a formal request for usage, the form will be linked.
Category
  • Security
  • Topology
  • Traffic
  • Traffic Summary Statistics
  • Worm Summary
SourceThe source (e.g., network monitors, measurement infrastructure, etc) used to collect the dataset.
AnonymizationIf the dataset is anonymized, the method of anonymization will be indicated.
  • Crypto-PAn - The Crypto-PAn tool was used to anonymize the IP addresses in the dataset.
  • destination network masked - The destination network was masked in the dataset.
Release DateThe date when the dataset or report was made available.

Other organizations across the globe, both academic and non-academic, provide access to internet-related data that also are of interest to the research community. Links to several of the more interesting datasets are given in a non-exhaustive list of external (non-CAIDA) data.

Additional Information

To keep up to date on CAIDA datasets you can subscribe to data-announce@caida.org. For other questions about CAIDA data, please contact data-info@caida.org. For more information about using CAIDA data, please see the CAIDA Data Usage FAQ.

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