Computing

, Volume 96, Issue 1, pp 53–65

A coordinated view of the temporal evolution of large-scale Internet events

  • Alistair King
  • Bradley Huffaker
  • Alberto Dainotti
  • k. c. Claffy
Article

Abstract

We present a method to visualize large-scale Internet events, such as a large region losing connectivity, or a stealth probe of the entire IPv4 address space. We apply a well-known technique in information visualization—multiple coordinated views—to Internet-specific data. We animate these coordinated views to study the temporal evolution of an event along different dimensions, including geographic spread, topological (address space) coverage, and traffic impact. We explain the techniques we used to create the visualization, and using two recent case studies we describe how this capability to simultaneously view multiple dimensions of events enabled greater insight into their properties.

Keywords

Visualization Measurement methodology Security Software tools Darknet Outages 

Mathematics Subject Classification

90B18 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alistair King
    • 1
  • Bradley Huffaker
    • 1
  • Alberto Dainotti
    • 1
  • k. c. Claffy
    • 1
  1. 1.CAIDAUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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