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Re: Network discovery and mapping
From: Jonathan Crockett <jcrockett () midco net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 12:53:44 -0500
On Sun, Jun 22, 2003 at 01:16:38PM -0400, Andy Dills wrote:
On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Sean Donelan wrote:
Has network discovery and mapping improved for medium-scale wide
area networks for ISPs (e.g. 1,000 networks, 100,000 network devices)?
I've found lots of discovery tools, but intelligent mapping/layout still
seems to be a problem. The usual requirements for SNMP smart discovery,
interface/subnet mapping, device identification and connecting the right
symbols with the right lines to all the other symbols.
That's quite a "medium-scale".
Is there a single entity in the world that controls 1,000 networks and
100,000 network devices?
I am a network engineer for a cable ISP. We have over 50,000 cable modems
and around 65,000 customer devices. We only have 200-250 networks, but
well over 100,000 ip devices.