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Reduce zenmap topology noise (patch)
From: Anders Sundman <anders () 4zm org>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:51:28 +0100
When running many traceroutes that traverse the same "anonymous" hop
between two known hosts, zenmap creates a new node in the graph for each
traceroute. This introduces a lot of unnecessary clutter in the graph.
200 traceroutes passing 2 (physical) anonymous devices currently
generates 400 nodes in the topology graph.
Sure, it might be a new physical anonymous device each time, but it
most likely isn't. Even if it is, I don't think it makes sense to
represent them as two distinct nodes (since there is no way to tell them
I suggest combining nodes in the graph that represent anonymous hops
between two known devices.
/ anon_1 \
..-> ip_a ip_b -> .. => .. -> ip_a -> anon_1 -> ip_b -> ..
\ anon_2 /
Here is a patch implementing this behavior:
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