Network discovery and mapping

Sean Donelan sean at
Mon Jun 23 01:24:58 UTC 2003

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


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