CAIDA's passive traces dataset contains traces collected from high-speed monitors on a commercial backbone link. The data collection started in April 2008 and ended in January 2019. These data are useful for research on the characteristics of Internet traffic, including application breakdown, security events, geographic and topological distribution, flow volume and duration. For an overview of all traces see the trace statistics page)
The CAIDA Industry Evaluation Anonymized Internet Traces Dataset
This dataset contains samples of the anonymized passive traffic traces from CAIDA's equinix-chicago and equinix-sanjose monitors on high-speed Internet backbone links. The sample includes a one-hour trace from the Chicago monitor for both directions captured between 13:00 and 14:00 UTC on 2008-05-15. This data is useful for research on the characteristics of Internet traffic, including application breakdown, security events, topological distribution, and flow volume and duration. For more detailed information on the CAIDA Anonymized Internet Traces datasets and the passive monitors, see the URLs below.
CAIDA makes the restricted high-speed internet traffic traces freely available to academic researchers and US government agencies. Corporate entities (including corporate researchers) receive access through CAIDA's membership program. Information on membership levels, services, and rates is found on the CAIDA Sponsorship Information page, or can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The industry evaluation dataset is provided to corporate researchers to allow them to assess the usefulness of the CAIDA passive traces for their research, and justify CAIDA membership for their organization.
This evaluation dataset is not intended to be used for actual research.
Acceptable Use Agreement
Access to these data is subject to the terms of the following CAIDA Acceptable Use Agreement (printable version in PDF format)
When referencing this data (as required by the AUA), please use:The CAIDA UCSD Industry Evaluation Anonymized Internet TracesAlso, please, report your publication to CAIDA.
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Anonymized Internet Traces Datasets
Restricted Datasets (available through CAIDA)
- Anonymized Internet Traces Dataset (April 2008 - January 2019)
- Anonymized Internet Traces on IPv6 Day and IPv6 Launch Day Dataset
- Anonymized Industry Evaluation Internet Traces Dataset
Unrestricted Datasets (available through IMPACT)
Publicly Available Datasets
- Summary statistical information for all anonymized internet traces
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