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Mbone Tunnels of the Major Backbone Networks

Tamara MunznerStanford University
Eric Hoffman Ipsilon Networks
kc claffy CAIDA at SDSC
Bill Fenner Xerox PARC

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(Strength1): Data format supports animations as well as interaction via a VRML browser. Clicking on a tunnel in the VRML 3D scene triggers the display of hypertext information about its endpoints.
(Strength2): Useful for the detection of anomalies and problems in the distribution framework.
(Issue1): Long arcs often hide interesting details.
(Issue2): Lines representing tunnels are too dense on this two dimensional projected map to allow further interpretation. An alternative visualization using a globe-based three dimensional representation to give the display more locality is shown below it.
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