Network diagram software

Howard C. Berkowitz hcb at
Wed Feb 11 16:11:36 UTC 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ross Vandegrift [mailto:ross at]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 9:42 AM
> To: Mathias Wolkert
> Cc: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Network diagram software
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 02:06:09PM +0100, Mathias Wolkert wrote:
> > I'd like to know what software people are using to document networks.
> > Visio is obvious but feels like a straight jacket to me.
> > I liked netviz but it seems owned by CA and unsupported nowadays.
> >
> > What do you use?
> I'd like to put a second request.  I often want to very quickly
> mock-up a diagram that I'm going to use for myself or for internal
> purposes.
> Is there any application that takes some kind of *simple* description
> and produces a (possibly not so beautiful) picture?  For example, I
> might say something like:
> 	Router(rtr1) connects to vlan 100
> 	Router(rtr2) connects to Router(rtr1) via T1
> 	switch(sw1) connects to vlan100
> 	switch(sw2) connects to Router(rtr2)
> 	A few hosts connect to Switch(sw1)
> 	A few hosts connect to Switch(sw2)

Isn't there something comparable, at the virtual level, that draws pictures
from RPSL descriptions?

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