Getting the Most from PeeringDB with User Developed Tools

We develop PeeringDB based on user demand. Users tell us what they want through a survey and by opening issues describing the problems they face on GitHub. But sometimes, users’ needs go beyond what we can do and that’s when user developed tools come in.

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We have recently refreshed and updated our listing of user developed and maintained tools. It now has its own page and features eight tools that help you:

  • Sync PeeringDB data to a local repository
  • Find common peering points
  • Find and manage peers, and
  • Use PeeringDB from the search bar on your browser

I'm glad to see Peering Manager listed on PeeringDB's new tools page. PeeringDB's API and data are a huge asset to Peering Manager, helping users to autofill and keep up-to-date a lot of details. Accessing the API is both simple and reliable, keeping development simple.
Guillaume Mazoyer, developer of Peering Manager

If you develop a tool that uses PeeringDB and would like to share it with others, please let us know and we’ll link to it from our tools page, so other people can thank you for sharing.

If you have an idea to improve PeeringDB you can share it on our low traffic mailing lists or create an issue directly on GitHub. If you find a data quality issue, please let us know at

PeeringDB is a freely available, user-maintained, database of networks, and the go-to location for interconnection data. The database facilitates the global interconnection of networks at Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), data centers, and other interconnection facilities, and is the first stop in making interconnection decisions.