AMITÉ: Annotation and Mapping of Internet Topology at the Edges

Project Summary

The AMITÉ ran from 2009 to 2012 and is now complete. This web page documents its accomplishments. For follow-on work, please see current work by the ANT Lab.

The goal of the AMITÉ research project is to develop new techniques, tools and datasets that provide a frequently-updated, edge-considering, annotated Internet topology. Unlike current work, our goal is to rapidly track Internet changes, to extend mapping as far to the Internet edges as possible, and to annotate the map with information about the network.

We expect that the resulting Internet mapping techniques and tools will be useful to understand other complex network topologies in greater detail. We expect that the maps themselves will be useful to other researchers to understand and improve network security and defenses, how the Internet is used, and how to better guide its evolution. We plan to make our data and tools available as possible through the PREDICT program and on request.

AMITÉ is a joint research effort of USC's Information Sciences Institute and Computer Science Department, and part of the ANT: the Analysis of Network Traffic research group. It is supported by the US DHS CyberSecurity program through contract (number 09-C-0081).



For related publications, please see the ANT publications web page.


See also ANT software.


  • IP Address Hitlists: An IP Address Space Hitlist is a list of IP addresses (representives) that cover the IPv4 address space. Our goal is to provide representatives that are responsive, complete and stable: that is, addresses that respond to pings and traceroutes (with high probability), that cover every allocated IPv4 /24 prefix, and that do not change much over time. For more information, please refer to our dataset page.

    Related Links

    ANT: the Analysis of Network Traffic research group