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sc_prefixscan — scamper driver to test if a set of IPv4 links are point-to-point.
sc_prefixscan [-D] [-i infile] [-o outfile] [-p port] [-l logfile] [-U unix-socket] [-w wait] [-x prefixlen] sc_prefixscan [-r data-file] [-x prefixlen]
The sc_prefixscan utility provides the ability to connect to a running scamper(1) instance and use it to collect data to infer if an IPv4 link is likely a point-to-point link using the prefixscan method. An address B is the in-bound interface of a router in a traceroute path if we find an alias A' of the address A returned for the previous hop and A' is a /31 or /30 mate of B, i.e. the link between A and B is a point-to-point link. The prefixscan method infers A and A' are aliases if the IPIDs in responses to five alternating probes sent one second apart monotonically increase and differ by no more than 1,000, or probes to A and A' elicit responses with a common source address. The first technique is a pairwise comparison similar to Ally, and the second is the Mercator technique. The supported options to sc_prefixscan are as follows: -D causes sc_prefixscan to detach and become a daemon. -i infile specifies a file containing a list of IPv4 address pairs adjacent in traceroute paths to test if they are point-to-point links. -o outfile specifies the name of the output file to be written during the data collection phase. The output file will use the warts(5) format. -p port specifies the port on the local host where scamper(1) is accepting control socket connections. -l logfile specifies the name of a file to log progress output from sc_prefixscan generated at run time. -r data-file specifies the name of the data file to be parsed for point-to-point link inferences that were collected by sc_prefixscan in a previous data collection. -U unix-socket specifies the name of a unix domain socket where a local scamper(1) instance is accepting control socket connections. -w wait specifies the length of time in seconds to wait between probing the same IPv4 address with different methods. By default, sc_prefixscan waits five seconds between methods. -x prefixlen specifies the maximum size of prefix to consider. By default, sc_prefixscan considers up to an IPv4 /30 prefix.
Given a traceroute with the following path: traceroute to 18.104.22.168 1 192.0.2.1 2 22.214.171.124 3 126.96.36.199 4 188.8.131.52 then to collect data to infer if the implied IPv4 links are point-to-point, put the links in a file named infile.txt formatted as follows: 192.0.2.1 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 and use a scamper(1) daemon listening on port 31337 using: sc_prefixscan -i infile.txt -o outfile.warts -p 31337 To obtain the inferred point-to-point links from outfile.warts: sc_prefixscan -r outfile.warts
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sc_prefixscan was written by Matthew Luckie <firstname.lastname@example.org>.