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Mapnet Java-based Applet

Mapnet is a tool used for visualizing the geographic toplogy of multiple network infrastructures.

Mapnet is a past CAIDA project and is not currently funded. Because Mapnet is not currently a funded project, it is currently not maintained nor supported but is made available for public use on this page as a Java-based applet.

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Note: Mapnet requires Java to run. Please enable Java to use the Mapnet applet.


Questions, Comments and Corrections:

Mapnet FAQ:

What is Mapnet used for?

  • Mapnet is a tool used for visualizing the geographic toplogy of multiple network infrastructures.

What is the status of Mapnet?

  • Mapnet is a past CAIDA project and is not currently funded.

Who maintains Mapnet?

  • Because Mapnet is not currently a funded project, it is currently not maintained nor supported but is made available for public use.

how you can help

Network administrators: You can help NLANR/CAIDA provide more accurate visualizations of the Internet by putting latitude/longitude information into your DNS configuration. Here's how.


About Mapnet:

Visualization of the Internet beyond the purview of a single provider has become challenging task that has received little attention from the research community. Commercial Internet service providers grow increasingly hesitant to voluntarily publish topology or peering information about their networks, and those that do so use no standard format, leading to the problem that any existing maps are fairly incomparable with each other.

At the same time, the evolution of cooperative research networks, currently framed by the NSF, new connections to the vBNS, and cooperating U.S. federal agencies, has given rise the the desire to be able to share performance information across infrastructures, perhaps even commerical ones.

We have developed a tool for visualizing the infrastructure of multiple backbone providers simultaneously (Mapnet), and for updating and correcting information that may be invalid or out of date (Mapnet Update). The tool's accuracy unmitigatably relies on the cooperation of providers in keeping the information accurate. We are also developing a module that will allow one to request performance or routing information across arbitrary points of the infrastructure amenable to measurement.

See more information about Mapnet and Macroscopic Internet visualization and measurement.


ISP Homepages:

Federal Homepages
AAI ACTS ATM Internetwork
AEROnet AEROnet
CAIRN Collaborative Advanced Interagency Research Networktd>
IDREN Defense Research and Engineering Network
ESnet Energy Sciences Network
MAGIC Network Multidimensional Applications and Gigabit Internetwork Consortium
NASA Internet National Aeronautics and Space Administration Internet
VBNS Very High Speed Backbone Network Service
Commercial Homepages
AGIS APEX Global Internet Services
BBN Planet Bolt, Beranek, and Newman Inc.
CompuServe CompuServe Network Services
CRL CRL Network Servies
CWIX Cable and Wireless Cable & Wireless Internet Exchange
DataXchange Network, Inc. Data Exchange
DIGEX DIGEX, Incoporated
EPOCH Epoch Networks
GeoNet GeoNet Communications, Inc.
GetNet GetNet International
GlobalCenter GobalCenter, Inc.
GoodNet GoodNet, Inc.
GridNet GridNet International
Home Home Network
IBM IBm Global Network
IDT Corp International Discount Telecommunications
iStart iStart Internt Inc.
internetMCI internetMCI
Nap.Net Nap.Net, LLC
Netrail Netrail Incoporated
PSINet Performace System International Network
Savvis Savvis Communications
Sprint Sprint IP Services
TCG CERFnet Services Teleport Communications Group CERFnet Services
UUNET/MFS/WorldCom UUNET Technologies, Inc. MFS Communications/WorldCom
Fairfax, Virginia
VisiNet VisiNet

Related tools

  1. Scotty - Tcl Extensions for Network Management Applications, Jurgen Schonwalder, Simple Group, University of Twente, http://wwwsnmp.cs.utwente.nl/~schoenw/scotty/
  2. ASExplorer tool: visualizes dynamic Internet routing behavior, including maps of Internet exchange point stability levels.

Acknowledgements

This material is (partially) based on work sponsored by the National Science Foundation under NSF Cooperative Agreement No. NCR-9415666.
Content last updated 17 may 2001. Questions, feedback to mapnet@caida.org
  Last Modified: Tue Jul-23-2013 14:18:37 PDT
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