Topology Discovery

Knowing the topology of your network is beneficial both for fault diagnosis and resource provisioning. While other researchers have concentrated on mapping networks using SNMP information from switches and routers, we map networks without this support. This is useful in home or small office scenarios, where users cannot be expected to invest in expensive networking equipment.

This project let to a successful innovation and transfer of the protocol (LLTD) and algorithm that enables the "Network Map" feature in Windows Vista.  Additionally the project developed scalable service discovery technology also used in Windows Vista.

 

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