In order to promote a better understanding of the Internet, CAIDA develops new visualization techniques to display Internet data and presents them as poster-sized prints for the research community. These posters are made available for download below.
| AS Core Backscatter DNS Security Telescope Ark Internet Outages Heatmaps IPv4 BGP Geopolitical Analysis |
AS Core Posters
Visualization represents a macroscopic snapshot of the Internet for a two week interval. The graph reflects IP addresses and IP links (immediately adjacent addresses in a traceroute-like path) of topology data gathered from 22 monitors probing destinations spread across globally routable network prefixes. For more information, see Visualizing IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Topology at a Macroscopic Scale
January 2014 IPv4 & IPv6
January 2013 IPv4 & IPv6
January 2012 IPv4 & IPv6
April 2011 IPv4 & IPv6
August 2010 IPv4 & IPv6
January 2009 IPv4 & IPv6
January 2008 IPv4 & IPv6
April 2005 IPv4 & IPv6
August 2007 IPv4
March 2005 IPv6
Visualization represents the monitoring of global Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks from a single locations. Backscatter analysis is a novel technique that provides DoS activity using only local monitors.
CAIDA seeks to characterize the dynamics and performance of the Domain Name System (DNS), a critical infrastructural component of the Internet. We also collect data in support of long-term research of the DNS behavior and stability. To see more about CAIDA's DNS efforts, see the DNS Research page.
Security research at CAIDA includes analysis of network-based attacks e.g. denial-of-service attacks, data hosting and provision, and measurement and statistical analysis of the trends and impact that certain Internet worms and viruses have on the global network infrastructure.
CAIDA Analysis of Malicious Software
Visualization of the Internet Telescope data collected by CAIDA between 2004 and 2012, and selected data analysis.
Light from the Dark(nets) Telescope Poster, June 2012
Archipelago (Ark for short) is CAIDA's next-generation active measurement infrastructure and represents an evolution of the skitter infrastructure that has been serving the network research community for more than 8 years. For more information, see the Archipelago Measurement Infrastructure.
Internet Outages Posters
These posters are produced as the result of an experimental operational deployment to validate and extend an empirically grounded methodology for detection and analysis of large-scale Internet outages. For more information, see Detection and analysis of large-scale Internet infrastructure outages.
A heat map is a graphical representation of data where the values taken by a variable in a two-dimensional map are represented as colors.
IPv4 BGP Geopolitical Analysis Poster
The worldwide distribution of Internet resources and address space is highly non-uniform. We present an analysis comparing five demographic measures against three measures of Internet resources, stratified by continent with substratification by country. We found that two continents and one country consume a much larger share of Internet resource allocation than predicted by their demographic measures of size. For more information see IPv4 BGP Geopolitical Analysis
- IPv4 Analysis