GILL - The Next Generation of BGP Data Collection Platform

GILL represents the next generation in BGP routes collection, designed to significantly improve the efficiency and quality of Internet routing data. By employing an innovative “overshoot-and-discard” method, GILL peers with a large network of routers, retaining only unique, non-redundant routes. This approach addresses the scalability and sustainability limitations of traditional systems like RIPE RIS and RouteViews. GILL has been recognized for its advancements and is set to be presented at ACM SIGCOMM 2024.

Key Features:

  • Extensive Coverage: Peers with a significantly larger number of Autonomous Systems (ASes), resulting in more comprehensive routing data.
  • Efficiency: Utilizes the overshoot-and-discard method to reduce data volume and enhance collection efficiency.
  • High-Quality Insights: Provides accurate insights into AS relationships, AS ranks, and detects network anomalies such as forged-origin hijacks.
  • Sustainability: Ensures long-term viability and efficient storage of routing information through advanced data management practices.

GILL is set to redefine the standards in BGP route collection, merging extensive coverage with efficient, high-quality data management for improved research and operational insights.

Cristel Pelsser
Cristel Pelsser
Critical embedded systems, Computer networking, Researcher, Professor

The focus of my research is on network operations, routing, Internet measurements, protocols and security.