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Topology Tools Taxonomy
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Cisco Systems
This section concerns tools for visualizing and analyzing Internet topology. A summary is provided along with web page pointers to more detailed information. Review comments are also included when available.

This listing has not been actively maintained since 2004. These pages are made available for historical purposes.

|   Index    Anonymization    Topology    Workload    Performance    Routing    Multicast    Measurement Infrastructures   |

BGP

ToolInputMeasurementOutput
  Active / PassiveFunctions 
JaspviBGP4(ipv4) and BGP4+ (ipv6) routing tablepassiveshows BGP routing topologyGraph of BGP connections displayed on Java Applet.
GASPIP address, local route server and routing table dumps activelogical BGP routing topology with geographic and expected latency details, AS path from multiple networks to a selected target network. realtime generated webpage
Route Explorerpassive, listen only BGP peeringpassiveBGP RIB visualization, full BGP event history, before and after RIB comparison, Event stream root cause analysis in tabular and animationGUI
SP Guru Network PlannerRMON probes, packet traces, direct capture, configuration files, network management data, SNMPpassivefuture traffic projection and right sizing of links and tunnels to meet service level objectives; automated off-line MPLS traffic engineering; network survivability analysis; validation of the impact of configuration changes; evaluation of "what-if" scenarios in a virtual network environment; multi-layer analysis and planning for IP/MPLS over DWDM networks; automated IPv6 readiness assessmentGUI, graphs, charts, web reports

Macroscopic Views

ToolInputMeasurementOutput
  Active /
Passive
Functions 
allypairs of IP addresses that might represent interfaces on the same routeractivediscovers which IP addresses belong to interfaces on the same routertext
iffinderlist of interface addressesactivediscovers which IP addresses belong to interfaces on the same routertext
Route Explorerpassive, listen only BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP, RFC 2547 BGP extended communitiespassiveBGP RIB visualization, full BGP event history, before and after RIB comparison, Event stream root cause analysis in tabular and animationGUI
scampermonitor tracesactivelogical, geographical, semi-geographical topologyvarious
SP Guru Network PlannerRMON probes, packet traces, direct capture, configuration files, network management data, SNMPpassivefuture traffic projection and right sizing of links and tunnels to meet service level objectives; automated off-line MPLS traffic engineering; network survivability analysis; validation of the impact of configuration changes; evaluation of "what-if" scenarios in a virtual network environment; multi-layer analysis and planning for IP/MPLS over DWDM networks; automated IPv6 readiness assessmentGUI, graphs, charts, web reports

Microscopic Views

ToolInputMeasurementOutput
  Active /
Passive
Functions 
otterset of nodes, links, or pathspassivevariousvarious
  Last Modified: Wed Apr-16-2014 13:31:40 PDT
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