Network discovery and mapping
jcrockett at midco.net
Sun Jun 22 17:53:44 UTC 2003
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.
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