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Re: Network discovery and mapping
From: Sean Donelan <sean () donelan com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 21:24:58 -0400 (EDT)
On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Andy Dills wrote:
That's quite a "medium-scale".
Is there a single entity in the world that controls 1,000 networks and
100,000 network devices?
Its a bit like the fish that got away. People have varying ideas about
how big is big. Its smaller than the Internet, but larger than a mom&pop
network. Most americans consider themselves "middle-class," no matter
what their net worth is.
As far as a "single entity," obviously all large organizations have
learned how to delegate responsibility. The US Military has about 3
million network devices connected to 3,000 networks. But no single person
really controls all 3 million network devices. Its the organizational
gaps between entities I'm interested in mapping. I want to discover
and map the connections indviduals may know about, but no one realized
how all the pieces were connected.
So far the recommendations have included