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BGPlay Island

    Topographic visualization of prefix propagation in tne Internet.

    BGPlay is a service which displays animated graphs of the interdomain routing activity in Internet of a certain prefix within a specified time interval. BGPlay is able to visualize publicly available data. Visualization of Internet Service Providers data is supported by iBGPlay.

    The graphical nature of BGPlay makes it much easier to understand how interdomain BGP updates affect the routing of a specific prefix than by textually analyzing the updates themselves.

    BGPlay Island propose a new metaphor for the visualization of prefixes propagation in the Internet. Such a metaphor is based on the concept of topographic map and allows to put in evidence the relative importance of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) involved in the routing of the prefix.