Dynamic Traceroute Visualization at Multiple Abstraction Levels
There are several projects that deploy probes in the Internet. Probes are systems that continuously perform traceroutes and other networking measurements (e.g. ping, HTTP queries) towards selected targets. The collected measurement data are stored and then studied to gain knowledge on several aspects of the Internet. The need to understand such a huge amount of data requires suitable exploration and visualization methods and tools. We present TPlay, a tool for the visualization of traceroute paths collected by the Internet probes deployed by measurement projects. TPlay allows to visualize traceroute paths at different abstraction levels and to animate their evolution during a selected time interval. TPlay has been extensively tested on traceroutes performed by RIPE Atlas Internet probes.
The project has been recently rebranded as Radian and is now a public online tool for traceroute visualization. Use Radian now!
- Massimo Candela, Marco Di Bartolomeo, Giuseppe Di Battista, Claudio Squarcella. Radian: Visual Exploration of Traceroutes 🔗. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. To appear. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2716937. Accepted version.
- Massimo Candela, Marco Di Bartolomeo, Giuseppe Di Battista, Claudio Squarcella. Dynamic Traceroute Visualization at Multiple Abstraction Levels 🔗. In, Stephen Wismath, Alexander Wolff, editors, Proc. 21st International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD ’13), Springer-Verlag, volume 8242 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 500-511, 2013.