pradeep.bangera at imdea
Jun 14, 2012, 3:22 PM
Post #4 of 6
Re: Request for data from Wikimedia Foundation for academic research
[In reply to]
Thanks for responding. I guess my earlier email request was
As Wikimedia report card publishes the unique visitors per geographic
region (http://reportcard.wmflabs.org/) similarly I was looking just for
the Autonomous System numbers (ASNs) (ISP's administrative numbers) in
For e.g., IP address "188.8.131.52" (Wikimedia) belongs to ASN "14907"
or "184.108.40.206" belongs to ASN "766" (my regional ISP in Madrid)
I DO NOT seek the IP addresses of the users NOR the unique visitors per
ISP, but only the ASN of the IP address i.e just the number "766" only.
I sincerely believe that the ASN (ISP) information will not violate any
user's privacy. And more over, the mapping of the IP address to the
corresponding ASN will be done by your team (therefore no IP addresses
are shared outside) using mine/your script (to automate the process).
ARIN or RIPE do not distinguish between ASNs of ISPs ("766") and ASNs of
a content providers ("14907"). I need the ASNs of the ISPs. I approached
Wikimedia because it gets hits vastly from the Internet users (IP) of
ISPs rather from content providers and it publishes data in
http://reportcard.wmflabs.org/ . Therefore I am hopeful. Thanks for your
Institute IMDEA Networks
Ph: +34 914 816 986
On Thu, 2012-06-14 at 10:11 -0700, Leslie Carr wrote:
> Pradeep -
> You may have better luck with this request at a network specific group
> such as nanog, arin, or ripe. A group such as Arbor Networks may also
> have a large amount of information on this request. I'm not the
> end-all of this information but I believe that it would be both
> non-trivial and a possible violation of user privacy.
> Best of luck!
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 2:58 AM, Pradeep Bangera
> <pradeep.bangera [at] imdea> wrote:
> > Hello Wikimedia's system administrators and developers,
> > I am a PhD student from Institute IMDEA Networks, Spain. I very much
> > appreciate the data that you have published in Wikimedia Report Card. I
> > am writing this email as a kind request for a possible cooperation for
> > assisting me in my research work by sharing your data without violating
> > anyone's privacy.
> > I have a task of developing a list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
> > around the globe for 2012. One way of doing it is by mapping the IP
> > addresses of the internet users who visit your websites to their
> > corresponding Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) of the ISPs. For this I
> > need to have IP address dataset logged by your web server in 2012 and
> > certainly I do not seek it (IPs) being well aware of the privacy
> > concerns of any website companies. So instead of the IP addresses, if
> > you can cooperate in running a simple bash script (which I will send if
> > you agree) on my behalf which will map the IP address (2012 recorded)
> > from your database to its corresponding ASN and handover the ASNs
> > dataset to me, I will be thankful and greatly appreciate for your time
> > and cooperation.
> > Awaiting for your reply.
> > Thanks & regards
> > Pradeep Bangera
> > PhD student
> > Institute IMDEA Networks
> > Madrid, Spain
> > Ph: +34 914 816 986
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